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November 15th, 2012
THE TAPI COLLECTION OF INDIAN TEXTILES
A Presentation with Praful Shah & Shilpa Shah
Thursday, 15 November 2012
The Thai Textile Society invites all Textile enthusiasts to attend a presentation of highlights from The Tapi Collection on the richness of the Indian textile tradition. Started in the ‘80s by Praful Shah and his wife Shilpa as a design resource for their textile manufacturing company, the TAPI Collection of textiles as it has developed over the years covers the full spectrum of textiles produced in India over the past 700 years.
The earliest textiles include 13th -16th century Gujarati cotton block-printed fragments found in Fustat, near modern Cairo, and rare, full-size painted and printed textiles preserved in the spice-rich Indonesian islands. Indian cloths exported to distant lands also include chintz and embroidered textiles traded by the Portuguese, Dutch, British and French merchant companies for their home markets.
The collection is strong in textiles for religious and courtly uses in various media and techniques – painted, embroidered, woven, ikat, tie- and- dyed, brocade, block printed and lace. Significant among these are the TAPI Collection of Pichhwais or temple hangings, Kashmir Shawls, cotton and silk brocades and regional folk textiles and costumes representing the diverse range of textile arts of our country.
Segments of the TAPI Collection have been exhibited at national and state museums and institutions in New Delhi, Mumbai and Kolkata, accompanied by publications highlighting thematic aspects of India’s distinctive textile traditions.
Time: 10 am to 12 (noon)
Venue: Siam Society, 4th floor, 131 Asoke Rd, Sukhumvit 21
Fee: Member 200 Baht Non Member 300 Baht
For information and reservation contact: firstname.lastname@example.org Attention: Wipawee Tiyawes
The Thai Textile Society would like to thank The Siam Society for their support with this event