Nomads and Appliqued Textiles from India
Posted by Kristine Vejar on February 13, 2013 0 Comments
About 10 years ago, I traveled to India to study Art and Architecture as an undergrad. My work evolved to traveling out to The Great Rann of Kutch, a desolate desert region in Northwestern India, meeting a group of nomads, named Rabari, and documenting their appliqued textiles. After coming home to the US for a year, I returned to Kutch on a Fulbright grant to continue my research with the Rabari.
Tonight, I am speaking about the Rabari, their appliqued textiles, the way they make them, and how textiles, the use and making of them, create a point of unity within a community. And how textiles, through creating them and using them, capture and convey the users sense of values and ethics.
I am speaking as part of a series put together by the Modern Quilt Guild - in conjunction with their annual quilt show, Stitch Modern 2013.
It will be a talk filled with colorful image and curious, amazing textiles. I hope you will come.
Location: A Verb for Keeping Warm
Date: Tonight! Wednesday, Feb 13