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The Rafoogars and the Journey of a Shawl Programme :    The Rafoogars and the Journey of a Shawl
Venue Name: ART GALLERY (IIC Annexe)
Start Date: 11 Apr 2018
End Date: 17 Apr 2018
Start Time: 11:00
Category Name : EXHIBITION
The Rafoogars and the Journey of a Shawl
This exhibition and workshop presents rafoogari, the traditional skill of darning applied in the maintenance and preservation of precious textiles by the rafoogar communities across India. Said to be synonymous with the repair of intricately designed Jamawars/’Kani’ shawls and robes of Kashmir, these shawls, along with Islam came to India from Central Asia, and have since been refined by local cultural mores through a process of appropriation and acculturation, pushing technique to its creative limit
Inauguration by Smt Anita Lal on Tuesday, 10 April 2018 at 18:00
On Thursday 12 April from 17:00 to 18:30
Conversation and Curated Walk 
By Priya Ravish Mehra, artist, weaver, researcher and designer
From 13 to 15 April, 11:00 to 18:00
Workshop/Baithak with the Rafoogars
An interactive workshop/baithak with six Rafoogars from Najibabad, skilled in darning and mending of kani to woollen shawls, carpets and rugs.
Materials for the workshop will be provided
(Collaboration: Priya Ravish Mehra; and Craft Revival Trust)
Attachment 1 : Click Here to download
Attachment 2 : Click Here to download

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