Ticket Rs. 550/- | Webinar : On Zoom | Language : Hindi
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About the Webinar:
The second part of our webinar series around handloom, The Future of Handloom panel discussion and demonstration seeks to understand the challenges faced by the sector in terms of the future generation of craftspeople. Many born in traditional handloom weaving families are not inclined to take up their parents’ crafts profession as the sector doesn’t offer them the standard of living and mobility they aspire to. How can this problem be addressed and what can we do to encourage the survival and sustenance of our handloom traditions?
The demonstration will throw light on the process of cocoon cultivation all the way till yarn making, followed by a lively discussion and an interactive Q&A session.
About the Panelists:
Laila Tyabji: A craft designer, writer and chairperson of Dastkar, Laila Tyabji started her craft journey in Kutch, Gujarat. She has been working with grassroot artisans all across the country for decades, uplifting and promoting the crafts of India.
Anshul Malhotra: Anshul Malhotra holds a variety of feathers in her hat, ranging from the ‘Kala Mani’ Award for her shawl designs, ‘Innovation Award in Textile Sector’ for yak camel pashmina blend handloom shawl and Himachal State Govt. Award for Designing Ring Pass Pashmina handwoven shawl, to name a few.
Chaman Siju: “Weaving is in our blood!” exclaims Chaman Siju of Bhujodi, Gujarat, who is the eleventh generation artisan & the recipient of the President’s National Award. Renowned in weaving and natural dyeing, his family was also responsible for obtaining the Geographical Indication (G.I) for the Kutch shawl, a feat in itself.
Waseem Ahmed: A silk sari weaver who picked up his ancestral craft to take it forward, Waseem Ahmed runs an organisation called Sahiba, comprising 35 men and 5 women. He has been a proud president of the same since the past 14 years and has been in the industry for the past 25 years with his entire family as a learner as well as a teacher.
Bhojraj Sonkusare:Along with his wife, is a proud initiator of two organisations, one of which is Shri Aurobindo International that provides social system and economic growth by providing his fellow villagers the opportunity to work from seed to thread to earn a living.
Join him on the 22nd of August to hear him talk about the step by step process of ‘Cocoon Cultivation to Yarn Making’ which provides the people of his village work in their hometown instead of travelling to other cities in search of work.