Story Of Ahasan Khatri - Architect to Textile Artist
AR. AHASAN KHATRI is an Architect by training, inborn artist, self-made fashion designer, entrepreneur, a businessman and a well-regarded youth icon.
From a very young age he was surrounded by the colourful world of textiles, creation of beautiful designs with knots and threads of bandhani, dyed in many hues.
He graduated as a B.Arch from SVIT-Vasad Baroda, but the intense love for Bandhani fostered by elders made him carry his passion in the same field of their forefathers.
Ahasan’s father Dr. Anwar Khatri, a Veterinarian by profession in his early years turned towards their traditional craft of Bandhani and always been a mentor to him. With his guidance, he has created a business model that creates livelihood opportunities for hundreds of women working from home.
Within a period of 2 years he has gained popularity for his work and been acclaimed as one of the youngest successful fashion entrepreneurs in the business of Bandhani with his huge variety of classical and aesthetic collections.
Some of his recent aesthetic innovations with bandhani combined with Kalamkari, Kanchivaram, Paithani, Madhubani, Warli, Banarasi, Ajrakh,Patola and Chikankari craft techniques are just few examples of the countless innovations developed by him to create beautiful Sarees, dupattas, lahengas, suits, stoles etc. for all age groups.
With his growing passion in bandhani, he is currently working on some exclusive ideas and concepts that will bring for sure unique creations in bandhaniwear in near future.
The new definition he has given to the ancient and ethereal art of Bandhani is ineffable.