The word "chintz" comes from the Hindustani name chhint or chint, derived from the Sanskrit chitra for spotted or bright.

The art originated in the Indian subcontinent during the Mughal rulers. With islamic references & Persian florals the original form of this print was meticulously hand drawn using a bamboo pen (kalam) and required the fabric to undergo 17 exhaustive steps.

I grew up seeing many variations of this fabric on my mother’s dupattas with an assorted mix of fauna motifs and wanted to create my own signature print that involves Torani’s icon - the Airavata within the pattern.