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Conversations Series 2, Episode 3 ‘India, Indonesia, the Philippines, Cambodia, the Himalayas, and the Minority Peoples of Southwest China.’
April 21, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
From left to right: (1) Rajasthan, India; (2) Toraja pori roto, Sulawesi, Indonesia; (3) Laharia turban worn by a prince, Rajasthan, India; (4) Unknown silk stitch-resist, & Cotton bandhani from Pakistan; (5) Bandhani Tyer in Kutch, India.
Artists, artisans, and contributors including Aranya Natural, Craig Diamond, Christina Kim, Ghea Panagaaen, Hanmin Zhang, Jabber & Abdullah Khatri, John Ruddy, Jorie Johnson, Judy Frater of Somalia Kala Vidya, and Thomas Murray.
The Indian subcontinent is known to produce the opulent resist-dyed textiles depicted in Ajanta Cave paintings. Later its silk textiles were traded to Southeast Asia as well as to the New World where eventually some were transformed into iconic American bandanas. In the Himalayas to Southwestern China to Mongolia, shibori was used by different groups of people as an important way to color and pattern textiles.