Satara printing and Bandhani resist dyeing

Lezingen met Kamaldeep Kaur

Voorafgaand aan haar 3daagse Workhop verzorgt Kamaldeep 2 verschillende lezingen over textieltechnieken in India.

Hieronder een Engelstalige tekst over de beide onderwerpen:

SATARA PRINTING - The story of the survival of natural dyes
Many ancient tribes have accepted cheaper mill made, synthetic versions of their original handcrafted costumes in various parts of the world. But weavers of Abu Satara thankfully are still adhering to their tradition in nearly the same fashion. The reason could be the temperature of the area they live in or a hibernated lifestyle. The beautiful shawls called Abu Satara are worn by the Yemeni women in Sana. But Abu Satara is printed in Ahmedabad in Gujarat and nowhere else. It is a very unusual technique of resist dyeing and printing using natural dyes. The process is very complicated, each piece of cotton fabric passes through about sixty hands. A piece of white fabric takes about two to three months to transform into a striking Abu Satara shawl.

BAANDHANI - one of the oldest Shibori techniques
Baandhani is one of the most ancient resist dyeing (textile) techniques practised in India. Like many other crafts it travelled to other parts of Asia. Maybe with monks or treasure hunters, maybe as royal gifts, who knows. One finds shibori in Japan and traces of tie and dye all over South East Asia. But the only two countries practising it in such a fine form are India and Japan. The motifs and final products are completely different though. In India the Khatri Community is the only community practising this technique. Gujarat and Rajasthan are the only two states in western India where the technique is practised. One piece can take from 5 weeks to 1 year depending upon the complexity of design. Kamaldeep always encourages her customers to count the dots once they have bought the same.

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Na afloop van de lezingen zijn de Baandhani sjaals ook te bewonderen en eventueel te koop.

"we invite you all to share this colourfull journey of the people of India, the culture and the process and to view a gallery of old and new pieces"


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OPGELET: inschrijving vooraf vereist onder gelijktijdige betaling.
SLUITINGSDATUM: donderdag 12 mei 2011.
Aantal:min. 10 - max. 20 personen.