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 Exhibition of textiles from the four states of Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Meghalaya and Nagaland.
Threads of Change: Textile Cultures of North East India

7th January 2014
 

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The IGNCA has commissioned the National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad to study and document the textile traditions of the North Eastern states under the project titled, Documenting the Textile Traditions of the North Eastern States of India: A Composite Design Study of Fibres, Fabrics, Looms & Tools, Uses and Cultural Indicators. Spread over a period of four years, it is a comprehensive study of textile traditions in the North East. During the course of the project, teams comprising textile designers, historians, sociologists, photographers and videographers spent two months on field and conducted a holistic study of their traditional textiles; which included documenting fibres, fabrics, looms, tools, weaving techniques and dyeing methods, and also narratives, myth, migration stories, and unique socio-cultural practices of the indigenous communities. Documentation of Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Meghalaya, and Nagaland was conducted in the first phase of the project while the states of Mizoram, Tripura, Manipur, and Sikkim are being documented in the second phase will be on display.This is part of the on-going collaborative project between IGNCA and NID.

In the Craft demonstrations area, weavers from all the four states of Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Meghalaya, and Nagaland will demonstrate their skills with the use of loin loom and other handlooms.

Venue: Exhibition Hall, Ground Floor, 11, Mansingh Road, New Delhi - 110 001

Time: 10.30 a.m. - 6.00 p.m.

Date: 7 - 8 January 2014 The symposium, which is a part of the ongoing documentation project, is not an end in itself but rather a milestone on a journey that seeks transformation in the North East through its craft heritage and craft opportunities. It showcases the documentation done in the first phase of the project. The NID documentation will open avenues for acts of reciprocity. This outcome of transforming implicit indigenous knowledge into explicit material will serve as a rich resource for the future generations, various stakeholders in the region, as well as the policy makers.

Time: 10.00 a.m. - 5.00 p.m.
Venue:Lecture Hall, 11 Mansingh Road, IGNCA.
(Participation in the Symposium by invitation only)

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