MEANINGS, METAPHOR – HANDSPUN AND HANDWOVEN IN THE 21st CENTURY
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The collection of the finest examples of hand spun (Khadi) and hand woven textiles in India was raised as Khadi- The Fabric of Freedom in the year 2002. Curated by textile historian Martand Singh, thecollection is a study of skill supported by handspun (khadi) textiles from nine states in the country and hand spun sarees from Andhra Pradesh and West Bengal.
Meaning, Metaphor – Handspun and Hand woven in the 21stCentury curated by Mayank Mansingh Kaul revisits the relevance of hand spinning in India today. This catalogue is a pictorial documentation of the sarees in the custodian of The Registry of Sarees, Bengaluru. Given it’s historical significance, Kaul ably captures the significance of raising such a collection, the magnitude of work, the design processes, the authenticity of the exercise and the future of hand spinning in three interviews with the original team of Rta Kapur Chisti, Rahul Jain and Rakesh Thakore.