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Exhibition at Jawahar Kala Kendra: Evolution of Indian Textiles since 1947

Jawahar Kala Kendra in Jaipur is hosting an exhibition to showcase the evolution of handicraft textiles in India since 1947. The exhibition is dedicated to rendering the extraordinary Indian aesthetics through a variety of artworks.

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Textile Exhibition at Jawahar Kala Kendra

A screen-printed panel from the late 1970s-early 1980s inspired by Pichvais from Rajasthan

Textile Exhibition at Jawahar Kala Kendra

Hand-woven fabric made with peacock feathers by Asif Shaikh

Textile Exhibition at Jawahar Kala Kendra

Traditional and Contemporary Textile designs

Textile Exhibition at Jawahar Kala Kendra

Ikat scarf designed by Abraham

Textile Exhibition at Jawahar Kala Kendra

Hand made textile

Jawahar Kala Kendra in Jaipur is hosting an exhibition to showcase the evolution of handicraft textiles in India since 1947. The exhibition is dedicated to rendering the extraordinary Indian aesthetics through a variety of artworks. These include paintings on cloth, tapestries, sculptures, garments, saris, carpets & rugs, and other creative forms of expression on fabric.

Curated by Mayank Mansingh and designed by Reha Sodhi, the exhibition is going to narrate the unusual journey of materials and techniques that have shaped the works of artists, designers, craftspeople, design studios and brands over the ages.

The textiles in India has constantly bee subjected to a diversity of skills and technologies but despite that, the use of hand manufacturing procedure has been sustained. Influenced by so many political, religious, social, cultural, and economic factors, textile in India has efficiently accommodated all kinds of factors in the craft.

There are broad themes as per which the textiles are being showcased. These involve the timeline in the post-independence era. The exhibited works reflect significant parts of Indian History like the National movement, the use of Khadi and the encounter with European colonies in the 20th century as well as the international modernism that kicked in from the 1950s.

The artworks of renowned artists like Andrew Ananda Voogel, Aneeth Arora, Ajit Das, Anavila Misra, Ashdeen Lilaowala, Asif Shaikh, Berenice Ellena, and many more are being exhibited at JKK. These also include the works of some studios and brands like Anokhi, Akaaro, Bandhej, Lesage, Abraham & Thakore, Malkha Marketing Trust, the Registry of Saris and many more.

Dates: from 22nd June to 31st July 

Closed on Mondays and national holidays

Timings: 11 am to 7 pm

Venue: Jawahar Kala Kendra, Jaipur

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