Friday, September 1, 2017

Sacred textiles of India, Sreemathy Mohan, 2nd Sep 2017

தமிழ்ப் பாரம்பரிய அறக்கட்டளை
Tamil Heritage Trust
presents
Sacred Textiles of India
(இந்திய புனித ஆடையலங்காரம்)
by
Sreemathy Mohan
2nd September 2017, Saturday 5:30 PM at Arkay Chennai Convention Center,
146/3 R.H.Road, OMS Lakshana (Above Shah Electronics), Mylapore, Chennai


About the Topic:

The most common function for textiles is their use as articles of clothing. Apart from their importance as everyday and ceremonial dress, textiles in India have numerous other functions including their use as religious hangings, backdrops, sacred talismans etc. They are intimately connected to systems of religion, political organization, marriage, social status and exchange. Such decorative textiles assumes great importance as symbols of prestige, articles of wealth and of religious importance. The making of such clothes requires physical and spiritual precautions to protect the quality of dyeing and weaving, and the wellbeing of the artisian. Through an introduction to such textiles of India, and by seeing cloths in their cultural context, we can understand and appreciate their true value and meaning.

About the speaker:

The speaker was an insurance and IT professional, and is currently a textile researcher and enthusiast on history of Indian/World textiles. She writes widely on the subject, She has co-founded the W3 - Women, Weave, World -on Facebook, which is a group of Textile lovers and enthusiasts, and also works with Weavers and Weaving Societies directly in supporting and reviving vintage weaves. Participating and conducting textile trails in various clusters has given her a practical insight. She is enthusiastic about outreach to youngsters about our rich handloom heritage, and also facilitates expert connect sessions with designers.

Entry for the event is absolutely FREE; No registration required. The event will also be available on LIVE.


RSVP:
S. Swaminathan - sswami99@gmail.com; 2467 1501
Badri Seshadri - Kizhakku-p-padippakam - badri@nhm.in; 98840-66566
A. Annamalai: Gandhi Study Centre - gandhicentre@gmail.com;
S. Kannan - musickannan@gmail.com; 98414-47974
R. Gopu - writergopu@yahoo.com, 98417-24641
T.Sivasubramanian - siva.durasoft@gmail.com, 98842-94494

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