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April 25th, 2015

The Wonder of Kutch Textiles - A TTS Collectors Corner

The Wonder of Kutch Textiles -  A TTS Collectors Corner0

       Date Change  to:    "SATURDAY APRIL 25, 2015 "

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A Collector's Corner  by D.B. Bhatt

The rich textile traditions of Kachchh (Kutch), in the northwestern Indian state of Gujarat, are influenced by various cultures living there. As a border state, Kachchh has been exposed to new influences with motifs that can be traced to the ancient Harappa civilization, yet styles that are developing and growing with the innovative drive of the local artists.

While embroidery has become the craft synonymous with Kachchh, displaying geometric and animal designs, other textiles and materials give this land its color and identity. The  use varies from door banners to runners and jackets, some inlaid with pieces of cut glass. With deep knowledge and understanding of Indian textiles, the colors and designs, Mr. Bhatt will present to us a April Collector’s Corner about these superb pieces that originated near the salt flat of India’s remote region.

 

Venue:  William Warren Library -
               The Henry B. Thompson Office Building, 4th floor loft floor 
             
                6 Soi kasemsan 2, off Rama I Rd. 

Time:   10:00 am


Members: B200  - Non-members: B300

 

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