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A TRIBUTE TO THE TRADITIONS OF CHITRAL

ISLAMABAD: Imagine carrying a handbag, which, in addition to serving its original purpose, also acts as a storyboard. Opening at Tanzara Art Gallery today (Friday) is an exhibition of a chic and sophisticated collection of handbags that are fashion-forward, bespeak high standards of quality, and above all, narrate stories about the time-honoured traditions and culture of a tolerant people.

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EXHIBITION: HANDBAGS THAT TELL THE STORIES OF CHITRAL

ISLAMABAD: Their brand name might be riddled with controversy, but one of their goals is to preserve Chitrali art. Zainab Ulmulk and Nadia Malik, under the brand name Krizmah, have brought their first-ever exhibition to Tanzara Art Gallery. After being criticized for plagiarizing designs from Polly&Me, an established company that manufactures similar bags, Krizmah stood their ground regarding the originality of their work. Both companies aim to empower women from Chitral and bank upon these women’s virtuosity in Kalami stitching.

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KRIZMAH: DESIGNER BAGS WITH A CONSCIENCE

LAHORE: At a time where hand bags have suffered immensely from the herd mentality of fake designer bags with gauche logos to bags big enough to fit a doberman in, two women have gone to other extreme and produced something so original, you have to be an ‘original’ yourself to be able to carry them. Tough task that is, but Zainab Ulmulk and Nadia Malik of Krizmah aren’t shy of taking this risk. Graphic design graduates from the National College of Arts, these young women decided to put their design prowess to use when Zainab, who hails from the royal family of Chitral, was approached repeatedly by the women of her village to utilize their craft creatively. Thankfully the duo didn’t step onto the ‘designer clothes’ bandwagon and frankly admit, “We probably don’t have a sense for clothes any way” in a casual tete-a-tete with The Express Tribune.

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