Yoga: A Sartorial Guide offers a whimsical take on yoga attire while drawing in a wide range of contemporary and historic fashion references. 

 

Series

Yoga: A Sartorial Guide

Created

2019

Medium

Illustration

Dimensions

5 in. x 7 in.

 
2019. Adho Mukha  Ś v ā n ā sana (Downward-Facing Dog) Digital print on paper 5 in. x 7 in.  Practiced wearing fine lace bloomers under a dhoti paired with a Mughal-E-Azam style blouse, custom ankle socks and gloves set, and a clear quartz japamala.   Purchase

2019.
Adho Mukha Śvānāsana
(Downward-Facing Dog)
Digital print on paper
5 in. x 7 in.

Practiced wearing fine lace bloomers under a dhoti paired with a Mughal-E-Azam style blouse, custom ankle socks and gloves set, and a clear quartz japamala.

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2019. Ardha Matsyendr ā sana (Half Spinal Twist) Digital print on paper 5 in. x 7 in.  Practiced wearing a turban from the Best Brass Band, wedding musicians of India, tattoo sleeves, a custom-designed epaulette collar, and knee-high patent-leather boots with floral motif.   Purchase

2019.
Ardha Matsyendrāsana
(Half Spinal Twist)
Digital print on paper
5 in. x 7 in.

Practiced wearing a turban from the Best Brass Band, wedding musicians of India, tattoo sleeves, a custom-designed epaulette collar, and knee-high patent-leather boots with floral motif.

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2019. Bak ā sana (Crane Pose) Digital print on paper 5 in. x 7 in.  Practiced wearing a bootlegged Adibas zip-up with coordinating Balancioga sneakers paired with white sport socks over Mughal fishnets, hand-embroidered mehndi gloves and a tigerskin wrap for ancestral protection.   Purchase

2019.
Bakāsana
(Crane Pose)
Digital print on paper
5 in. x 7 in.

Practiced wearing a bootlegged Adibas zip-up with coordinating Balancioga sneakers paired with white sport socks over Mughal fishnets, hand-embroidered mehndi gloves and a tigerskin wrap for ancestral protection.

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2019. Chakr ā sana (Wheel Pose) Digital print on paper 5 in. x 7 in.  Practiced wearing a jersey-knit, sport-style sirwal, black lace bodysuit, Bata tennis shoes and a Marsha P. Johnson style floral crown.   Purchase

2019.
Chakrāsana
(Wheel Pose)
Digital print on paper
5 in. x 7 in.

Practiced wearing a jersey-knit, sport-style sirwal, black lace bodysuit, Bata tennis shoes and a Marsha P. Johnson style floral crown.

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2019. Eka Pada Adho Svan ā sana (Mountain Pose) Digital print on paper 5 in. x 7 in.  Practiced wearing a high-cut kameez with fitted brocade salwar, jadai billai braid jewellery and juttis sharp as knives.   Purchase

2019.
Eka Pada Adho Svanāsana
(Mountain Pose)
Digital print on paper
5 in. x 7 in.

Practiced wearing a high-cut kameez with fitted brocade salwar, jadai billai braid jewellery and juttis sharp as knives.

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2019. Padm ā sana (Lotus Pose) Digital print on paper 5 in. x 7 in.  Practiced wearing a Tibetan reliquary-style crown, vintage multi-pocket polo tank with digitallyprinted Ikat patterned tights and a superpower, scalloped cape.   Purchase

2019.
Padmāsana
(Lotus Pose)
Digital print on paper
5 in. x 7 in.

Practiced wearing a Tibetan reliquary-style crown, vintage multi-pocket polo tank with digitallyprinted Ikat patterned tights and a superpower, scalloped cape.

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2019. Sarvāṅgāsana (Shoulder Stand) Digital print on paper 5 in. x 7 in.  Practiced wearing a ghagra with booti work worn over old jeans, a tight choli with running-stitch embroidery, kitten heels, and Femmeboyant design earrings.   Purchase

2019.
Sarvāṅgāsana
(Shoulder Stand)
Digital print on paper
5 in. x 7 in.

Practiced wearing a ghagra with booti work worn over old jeans, a tight choli with running-stitch embroidery, kitten heels, and Femmeboyant design earrings.

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2019. Trikon ā sana (Triangle Pose) Digital print on paper 5 in. x 7 in.  Practiced wearing a shortened jama over dance leotards, knee-high tabis paired with padukas and a tucked-away inlayed dagger.   Purchase

2019.
Trikonāsana
(Triangle Pose)
Digital print on paper
5 in. x 7 in.

Practiced wearing a shortened jama over dance leotards, knee-high tabis paired with padukas and a tucked-away inlayed dagger.

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2019. Sirs ā sana (Headstand) Digital print on paper 5 in. x 7 in.  Practiced wearing a Shahjahani arch style sheer skirt with Sidi Saiyyed Jali inspired cutwork, calf-high sport socks layered with a filigree anklet, delicate lace pasties and a cobra armband.   Purchase

2019.
Sirsāsana
(Headstand)
Digital print on paper
5 in. x 7 in.

Practiced wearing a Shahjahani arch style sheer skirt with Sidi Saiyyed Jali inspired cutwork, calf-high sport socks layered with a filigree anklet, delicate lace pasties and a cobra armband.

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2019. Ustr ā sana (Camel Pose) Digital print on paper 5 in. x 7 in.  Practiced wearing moon and stars tights, a quilted Ikat sleeveless pullover layered on a turtleneck, single-tone Kashmiri floral gloves, and a delicate sheer cotton handloom sari.   Purchase

2019.
Ustrāsana
(Camel Pose)
Digital print on paper
5 in. x 7 in.

Practiced wearing moon and stars tights, a quilted Ikat sleeveless pullover layered on a turtleneck, single-tone Kashmiri floral gloves, and a delicate sheer cotton handloom sari.

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2019. Sukh ā sana (Easy Pose) Digital print on paper 5 in. x 7 in.  Practiced wearing a Tree-of-Life embroidered undershirt over a corset, a lungi and dupatta cinched at the waist, horn-rimmed eyeglasses, and a balsamic moon bajuband.   Purchase

2019.
Sukhāsana
(Easy Pose)
Digital print on paper
5 in. x 7 in.

Practiced wearing a Tree-of-Life embroidered undershirt over a corset, a lungi and dupatta cinched at the waist, horn-rimmed eyeglasses, and a balsamic moon bajuband.

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2019.  Vṛkṣāsana (Tree Pose)  Digital print on paper 5 in. x 7 in.  Practiced wearing a custom-designed helmet, Filipiñana butterfly sleeve abaya, block-printed track pants, a triple sword necklace, and chappels.   Purchase

2019.
Vṛkṣāsana
(Tree Pose)

Digital print on paper
5 in. x 7 in.

Practiced wearing a custom-designed helmet, Filipiñana butterfly sleeve abaya, block-printed track pants, a triple sword necklace, and chappels.

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Using illustration as a medium, I have created a set of 12 images that reference yoga poses along with historic and contemporary fashion. By adding descriptive text to each image in the form of index cards, the guide offers a brief sartorial lesson. These cards respond to a number of current conversations in yoga while suggesting an alternative dress language.