Friday, November 9, 2012
Art Night Thursday in Bombay just got more fun when we started our gallery hopping at ARTISANS - Centre for ART CRAFT & DESIGN. Not many Bombayites know about this beautiful space tucked in the Kala Ghoda lane. The current show hosted by ARTISANS is an exhibit by Crafts Council of West Bengal and Maku Textiles. It is currently showcasing two distinct woven traditions of Bengal - Jamdanis using home spun Khadi muslin and Maku debuting its collection with Bengal Tangail revivals in natural indigo.
Shantanu Das graduate from NID, Ahmedabad formed Maku Textiles that promotes Indigo Blue as a colour of sustenance and statement towards a better future. The entire collection has been promoted by using single colour handspun khadi. The Sari's are over dyed in fermented indigo and have been transformed into products like dresses and accessories. Even the tiniest piece of sari waste will be transformed into appropriate products, thus leaving zero waste behind.
The exhibition continues till November 11th, 2012, 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.