Neeru Kumar

In the world of handcrafted textiles, Neeru Kumar is a rare and inspired talent who has, over the past two decades, pioneered something of a revolution in Indian textiles. Neeru has created a whole new vocabulary in textile design through using traditional Indian techniques and indigenous materials combined with constant experimentation and research.

Graduating in 1980 from the National Institute of Design in Ahmedabad, India, Neeru made her first breakthrough in 1989 with her signature black and tussar weave, which was acclaimed internationally.

The blend of her unique sensibility, especially in tone and texture, with her profound knowledge of the weaving process, as well as her commitment to support the craft sector of India has made such innovation possible. Through her tremendous output she has generated an exciting, original, and extremely contemporary design palette, while at the same time pushing forward the frontiers of the traditional skills on which her work is based.

Neeru Kumar