Situated in the high reaches of the Himalayan and Karakoram mountain ranges, Ladakh has developed a highly diverse textile tradition that reflects its physical, socioeconomic and cultural environment. The range of fabrics used extends from simple homespun materials, produced from locally available…
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Textiles are cultural artefacts that reflect social histories of the places where they originate. In the Indian subcontinent, owing to its vastness, an account of its wide-ranging textiles presents a particularly speckled map. Textiles in India vary from place to place dramatically, not only in…
Surender Meher, expert and master weaver, speaks about the traditional textile art of Odisha—Sambalpuri Ikat, which is known all over the world. He is also explaining how each member of the family of a weaver plays an important role at different stages of weaving a Sambalpuri.
Surendra Meher is…
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Gibbon, Fitz Kate and Andrew Hale. 1997. Ikat: Splendid Silks of Central Asia: The Guido Goldman collection. London…
Guided by the master weaver, Surender Meher, the video shows the various intricate stages of weaving a Sambalpuri textile. The combination of tying, dyeing and weaving makes it a labour-intensive craft.
Surendra Meher is the youngest son of legendary ikat weaver Padmashree Kunjabihari Meher, from…
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Bilgrami, Noorjehan. 2000. ‘Ajrak: Cloth from the Soil of Sindh’, paper presented at ‘Approaching Textiles, Varying Viewpoints: Proceedings of the…
A well-used wooden block with a printed textile, Machilipatnam
The term kalamkari literally means ‘work done with a pen.’ The term is now inseparably attached to the painted and block-printed cotton and silk textiles, produced in the Coromandel Coast (parts of Andhra…