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
Date: 7 - 8 January 2014
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
Time: 10.00 a.m. - 5.00 p.m.
Venue:Lecture Hall, 11 Mansingh Road, IGNCA.
(Participation in the Symposium by invitation only)