Exhibition – A Search In Five Directions
January 21 @ 10:00 am - March 31 @ 5:00 pm
The exhibition is presented by National Handicrafts and Handlooms Museum, New Delhi with Devi Art Foundation .
The hand-crafted textiles which will be displayed , were first shown in the Visvakarma series of exhibitions initiated by Padma Bhushan Late Shri Martand Singh during the 1980s, with the support of the office of the Development Commissioner (Handlooms) and the Weavers Service Centres. The Visvakarma pieces covered a very wide range of India’s traditional textile techniques including pigment-painting, dye-painting, resist-dyeing, printing and weaving from centres across the country.
More than 35 years later, the impact of those state-sponsored exhibitions is still visible in many textile areas, some of which gained a new lease of life, while others saw remarkable growth.
This exhibition has been curated by Rakesh Thakore and Rta Kapur Chishti who worked with Martand Singh to design and produce all the Visvakarma exhibitions, along with Rahul Jain presently Director of the Calico Museum of Textiles, Ahmedabad who was associated on several projects with Martand Singh in the last two decades.
The exhibition celebrates Mapu’s peerless public contribution to the field of traditional Indian textile .
Date- ( For public viewing ): 21st January – 31st March 2018
Time- Opening Hours – Tuesday – Sunday ( 10 AM- 5PM)
Venue- Crafts Museum, New Delhi
Exhibition will be closed on everyone Monday and National Holidays