#TextileTales - Our Handcrafted Heritage by Savitha Suri : Talk 70

Date: 16-Jan-2021 | Time: 6 PM

- INR 0/- PER PERSON (All inclusive)

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#TextileTales - Our Handcrafted Heritage by Savitha Suri : Talk 70

Date: 16-Jan-2021 | Time: 6 PM

INR 0/- PER PERSON (All inclusive)

The oldest textile fragments found in Egypt have an Indian connection. And one of the oldest evidences of block printing on textiles comes from the Indus Valley civilisation. Our handcrafted textiles are a part of our intangible living heritage. At our Online Talk #TextileTales, textile heritage expert Savitha Suri talks about the efforts at documenting India’s textile heritage and conserving its varied forms. She also delves into the inadequate attention one pays to this aspect of our clothes and the wider economic, social, cultural and ecological impact our clothing choices have. The session hopes to outline simple efforts that an individual could take to make a difference.

Please note that the event link will be shared on email 45 minutes before the scheduled time of the talk.

About the speaker

Savitha Suri is a post-graduate in Sociology and holds PG Diplomas in Mass Communications, Cyber Law & Cyber Forensics. She works in the area of documenting textile and craft history and traditions, in imparting digital literacy to independent weavers enabling them access the online marketplace and in organising workshops, webinars & textiles trails to increase awareness and access of authentic information. She has led two market revival initiatives of endangered weaves and co-authored two books on textiles and business management in weaving clusters. She also heads the WICCI Maharashtra Handloom Council.