CELEBRATING HANDLOOM DAY
The Union government had declared August 7 as the National Handloom Day in July 2015 to generate awareness about the importance of the handloom industry. August 7 was chosen as the National Handloom Day to commemorate the Swadeshi Movement which was launched on this day in 1905 in the Calcutta Town hall to protest against the partition of Bengal by the British Government.
India’s weaving traditions & styles are rich & diverse, but in many parts of the country, they are decline & weavers have to struggle to continue working at their looms. The third handloom census (2010) indicates that the handloom industry of India is not in a very healthy state. The key indicators are alarmingly challenging for the sustainability of the handloom sector. With the obvious change of mindset from traditional to modernity, it is becoming increasingly evident that the handloom is likely to become a museum piece of the craft of history shortly.
Bhavyata Foundation collaborates with Le Mark School of Art for an interactive webinar ‘Swadeshi Sutra’ on a virtual platform to preserve, promote & celebrate our nation’s Handloom Art, Craft & Design.
Date: 7th, August 2020
Time: 2:00 to 5:00 pm
2-3 pm: Fibre to Fabric by Khamir Team.
3-4 pm: Khadi Embellishments by Dr Vibha Gupta
4-5 pm: Design Intervention & Conscious Consumerism by Gaurang Shah
Session 1 by KHAMIR Team
Hear the voices of the grassroots. Join master weavers, craft industry experts, young and experienced artisans from Kutch as they share their experiences & thoughts on the transformation of Fibre to Fabric.
Session 2 by DR. VIBHA GUPTA
An intricate talk with Dr Vibha Gupta on Spinning the Khadi and the methods of surface ornamentation using natural dyes, techniques of printing with blocks and leaves with an insight into the Sustainable Clothing Industry.
Session 3 by MR. GAURANG SHAH
Taking advantage of his weaver’s spirit and creative energy, National Award Winning textile designer Gaurang Shah shares his intimate and vast grassroots knowledge of the handloom sector with his unique design sensibility, passion & a true quintessence of creativeness.
Bhavyata Foundation under its initiative, Bridge for Artisans has begun its campaign to support weaver communities across India. The campaign ‘Vastra’ is aimed at reviving domestic products and production processes. Handloom is a national treasure. When you buy a handloom, you’re not just buying a product. You are contributing to the history and heritage of your nation.
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