The house of Torani is a potpourri of nostalgic memories of fables that Karan Torani’s grandmother told him while growing up. Born in Delhi, he was always surrounded with an all- embracing culture but it were his days spent in the city of Bhopal around his grandmother that shaped his aesthtetic. Remembering long afternoons around her house and watching her do the regular household chores wearing simple Chanderi saris got him obsessed with the classic beauty of Indian handlooms.

There were countless little things about her that made her the ultimate muse for Torani. But mostly it was her simplicity and a certain timeless charm that left a haunting memory on his mind. As a natural progression, he always found a connect with Indian looms, crafts ; travelling through the country to find a similar sense of comfort in his clothes. This journey took him over 6 years, where he travelled and mapped different ends of the country studying these crafts to perfection. From Bihar’s Madhubani to Gujarat’s bandhej; from Chanderi to Kolkata’s fine mulmul.

Learning the fascinating tales of Hindu gods ; goddesses from your elders was a usual
routine in the early 90’s in northern India. Whether it was your grandma putting you to sleep
with tales of Krishna’s mischief or watching Ramanand Sagar’s Ramayana on television.
The fables of Indian mythology and its legendary characters had a deep resonance with
Karan. One such divine tale was about Airavata. The seven trunked white elephant that flies
in the skies and showers rains with Lord Indra. It was one of those many characters that
found a lasting impression on his mind and somehow became a symbol of nostalgia and our logo for TORANI.
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