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Woven jacket + Saori method

This weekend, I watched the Bollywood film Jhoom Barabar Jhoom, and I couldn't take my eyes off the woven jacket worn by actor Amitabh Bachchan. You'll see what I mean if you watch the video. A little research revealed it was created by fashion designer Aki Narula, and the jacket is several pieces of shawls and durries sown together to create "an explosion of color":

"Jhoom" – Song – JHOOM BARABAR JHOOM

It reminds me of some of the weavings I've been seeing on Ravelry, inspired by the Sarori method.  (Here are some Google images.) Saori is a free-style method of weaving that produces brightly-colored, highly varied fabric. There's also a loom company from Japan called Saori. It's very inspiring! However, I have to admit that the first time I saw this type of weaving, my reaction was, "Gee, that's a little messy." 🙂