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"Rumals of Chamba: Embroidered Expressions of Pahari Women" from 16th to 26th February, 2018

Venue: Main Art Gallery, Kamaladevi Complex, Main Building, India International Centre (IIC), 40 Max Mueller Marg, Lodhi Estate, New Delhi-110003

16th February: 6:30 - Inauguration

17th to 20th February: 11:00 AM to 7:00 PM- Demonstration and Workshop by Artisans'.
Miniature artist: Shri Prixit Sharma
Embroiderers: Smt. Pinky Debi & Smt. Anita Debi

24th February: 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM - Symposium as part of the exhibition.

17th to 26th February: 11:00 AM to 7:00 PM- Exhibition on view

Entry: Free
Event Description: It is an exhibition of embroidery work – rumals, coverlets, wall hangings and apparel based on traditional themes using naturally dyed untwisted silk threads.

Conceptualised and curated by Dr. Rohini Arora, academician and design consultant who has researched, revived and worked with traditional embroiderers.

Symposium Details : Capacity Building Measures for Sustaining Textile Heritage of India
presentations by Ms. Ritu Sethi, Craft  Revival Trust, Editor, Craft Revival Encyclopedia, New Delhi on The Repurposing of Traditional Embroideries.

Dr. Ritu Mathur, Associate Professor, Lady Irwin College, University of Delhi on Methodological Approaches Adopted for Sustenance of Languishing Crafts.

Dr. Anamika Pathak, Curator (Decorative Art), National Museum on Origin of Pahari Embroidery: The Possible Inspiration.

Ms. Smita Singh, Textile Conservation Consultant, New Delhi on Pahari Embroideries: Significance, Structure and Preservation.

Shri Vijay Sharma, Padma Shri awardee, painter and Art Historian, Bhuri Singh Museum, Chamba on Decorative Designs and Motifs in Chamba Rumal.

Dr. Rohini Arora, Assistant Professor, Guru Gobind Singh College for Women, Punjab University, Chandigarh on Development of Design Catalogue for Sustenance of Traditional Chamba Embroidery.

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