Intensive Short Course on Heritage Textiles : From Tradition to Innovation

Event Date: 
10 July 2017 - 2:00pm - 14 July 2017 - 5:00pm

 OBJECTIVE : To know about  the Traditional Indian Textiles.

 

TARGET : Individuals who have a basic understanding about textiles with a real concern to know the wealth India has. They must have the curiosity to get acquainted with the heritage textiles.

 

CONCEPTUAL BACKGROUND: Handcrafted Textiles are essential components of intangible heritage.  In India textile enjoys a rich heritage and the origin of textiles traces back to the Indus valley Civilization, where people used homespun cotton for weaving their clothes. Ramayana and Mahabharata, the Indian epics depict the existence of wide variety of fabrics in ancient India. These epics refer both to rich and stylized garment worn by the aristocrats and ordinary simple clothes worn by the common people. The contemporary Indian textile not only reflects the splendid past but also cater to the requirements of the modern times. In the process of product development,  members  of both the genders  took part. There is a saying among Kaibarta community of Bengal “Dugga Katen Shoru Shuto, Mahadeb bonen jaal”.  Meaning Goddess Durga spins the fine yarn while Lord Mahadev weaves the net, considering each Kaibarta woman as Goddess Durga while each man of the community as Lord Mahadev.

Each and every region of India contributes in creating a very unique textile tradition having its own distinct individual style.  The hilly region of the country produces a rich variety of woollen textiles. The barren and semi barren regions like Rajasthan and Gujarat produces embroidered bright coloured textiles. While the coastal areas of the south eastern regions  produce light coloured fabrics. India gives the finest textiles like Muslins, Brightest textile like Silk, Cheapest textile like Jute and Strongest textile like Ramie. As an economic activity, the handloom sector occupies a place second only to agriculture in providing livelihood to the people.

Indian  textiles enjoy a rich heritage and the origin of textiles in India traces back to the Indus Valley Civilization, where people used  homespun  cotton for weaving  their clothes.  Rigved, the earliest of the Ved contains the literary information about textiles and it refers to weaving. Ramayan and Mahabharat, the eminent Indian Epics depict the existence of wide variety of fabrics in ancient India. These epics refer both to rich and stylized garments worn by the aristrocrats and ordinary simple clothes worn by the common people. The contemporary Indian Textiles not only reflects the splendid past but also cater to the requirements of the modern times.

Pedagogy :

 

·         Films on Heritage Textiles

·         Power Point Visuals to support the theory

·         Handling actual fabric swatches to feel

·         Participative & Interactive SESSIONS

·         Visits to the local Textile Museum & Weavers’ Service Centre

 

 

Dates                          :           10th to 14th July’17

Timings                     :           2 to 5 pm

Venue            Partner          :           Pannache International School Of Design

204 Crystal point, New link road,, D N Nagar metro station, Andheri West, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400053

Phone: 096197 37325

Registration              :           Rs. 20,000/-

Faculty                       :           Dr Manjula Jagatramka

 accompanied by a few experts from Industry as well as Academics

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