Ever since the Coronavirus outbreak and the subsequent lockdown brought the whole nation to a standstill, several celebrities have come forward to donate to PM and CM relief fund in different states. Some have encouraged their fans to donate for other initiatives to help the migrant workers and the homeless, while several others donated money for a relief fund set up to help the daily wage workers in the film industry.
Interestingly, Sobhita Dhulipala, who has acted in films like Goodachari, took a different route to raise funds for the needy during this difficult times. The actress revealed that she’s going to auction a rug that she had designed, and all the money raised from it will be given to the Jaipur Rugs Foundation to help the migrant workers, who are facing economic hardships.
Sobhita also revealed the design of the rug is inspired from the chukkala muggu, that she learnt from her family while growing up in Vizag. Talking about choosing this design to create a rug, Sobhita said, “I am curious about my cultural roots and liked the idea of celebrating nostalgia through decor.”
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This rug that I have designed, among others, is now being auctioned on Jaipur rugs website. The proceeds from the sales will be used entirely by the JAIPUR RUGS FOUNDATION to mitigate the economic hardships of the migrant workers in light of the COVID19 pandemic, across their network that stretches over 600 villages 🙂 . https://www.jaipurrugs.com/rugs/auction-rugs —————————————————— The story of my rug : Having grown up by the coast of Visakhapatnam in Andhra Pradesh, I’m curious about my cultural roots and liked the idea of celebrating nostalgia through decor. The style of the motif seen on this rug is traditional, we called it chukkala muggu. Chukkalu meaning dots. Unique Celtic knot designs are formed around dots and one can’t quite tell where the line begins or ends. We loved drawing these outside our homes for special occasions and competitively filling them with primary colours like the ones seen on the rug. I wanted the traditionality of the piece to be off set by the abstract erosion of colour and texture; a lot like what time does to memories, perhaps. . . . @redarchitects @redrajiv @redapu @mtili_piques_red @eeks25 and @jaipurrugs
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