Pankaja Sethi is a wandering textile artist and researcher working with Adivasi women and weavers over ten years. She studied Textile Designing from National Institute of Fashion Technology, New Delhi and MA in Social Anthropology from School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London. The story of Pankaja started with recreating, reviving and reinterpreting traditional forms into contemporary textiles. Her experimentation on running unstitched fabric with diverse vocabularies and fluid drapes across rural and semi-urban spaces of India is creating a space for the new audience that is interested in nuances of lost tradition and participate in creating transition adapted from Indian traditions.
PANKAJA is a brand of contemporary hand-woven textiles inspired from local indigenous traditions combining design language, craft and innovation together. Pankaja textiles are aesthetically simple and modern with contemporary appeal made by weavers in Odisha.