Saturday, March 22, 2008

Kismet, Ajrakh, and the Fish of Knowledge: Collaborating with Craftspeople in India

Eiluned Edwards

In his episode Edwards tells the story of the events leading up to her first trip to India, how it felt to arrive, and how her life was changed by a meeting with the blockprinters of Dhamadka. The trip was profound and its effects were long lasting, Edwards shifted her focus from textile design to cultural anthropology. She spent the next 16 years researching the textiles of the Kutch Desert, collaborating with artisans, aranging exhibitions and studying traditional Ajrakh blockprints.

Recorded at the 2007 Maiwa Textile Symposium on October 17, 2007
Posted March 2008