TEXTILE ARTS OF GUJARAT from The Mangaldas Family Collection

co-curated by Oroon Das and Meena Rajput

Galleries 01 and 02 are to be viewed as a sourcebook of textile crafts available in Gujarat to inspire contemporary design, offering a window into the many people and places that these textiles come from. The number(s) on exhibit panels in these galleries correspond to the relevant audio stories on this page. And the panel below each story takes you to the related books in the Bookstore as well as associated merchandise in the Heirloom Shop.

AJRAKH

 

Ajrakh is a traditional block printing technique that can be traced back to the Indus Valley civilisation.

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BANDHANI

 

Bandhani is a resist dyeing process by tying the fabric to create myriad patterns and textures

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EMBROIDERY

 

Embroidery signifies the identity of every pastoral community, known for its distinct style and vocabulary.

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KHARAD

 

A form of carpet-weaving customised for the nomadic, itinerant lifestyle of the desert.

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