‘Resurgence’- Revival of Indian Embroideries on 2nd September

‘Resurgence’ is an exhibition showcasing revival of India’s weaves and embroideries. This exhibition is curated by Asif Shaikh, who has also been responsible for reviving some of the rarest and almost extinct embroideries.

The exhibition highlights textile techniques including Bandhani, Ajrakh, Kalamkari, Mata ni Pachedi, different kinds of block prints and many weaving styles such as double Ikat, Jamdani etc. These rich textiles are further enhanced by embellishing them with a range of hand embroidery styles that include Aari, Zardozi, Marodi, Vasali, Danka, Gota Pati, Kamdani (metal embroidery), Chikankari, Parsi, Soof, Mutwa, Rabari, Mirror, Kantha etc.

Each embroidery style is meticulously documented and supported by samples, detailed descriptions, images and the range of tools used in each progress. Exhibits display names of the artisans who specialize in these techniques, thereby introducing them to the outside world.

The exhibition boasts of
• Award winning creations by National awardees
• Display of some traditional specimens from the IGNCA collection
• Live demonstrations by the artisans
• Public lectures on ‘Textiles and Embroidery Traditions Across India’

Date : 2 September 2013.

Time: 11.00 a.m. to 7.30 p.m.  
Venue: Exhibition Hall, 11 Mansingh Road. Entry from Gate 5.