Liz Williamson, associate professor in Art & Design at UNSW, travelled through parts of India in December 2018. Liz travelled in Gujarat, Bengal, Assam and Nagaland. This talk illustrates the diverse weaving traditions practised in these Indian states namely patola, mashru, tangaliya, brocade, jamdani, khadi and baluchar.
Today, these are woven on a variety of looms including pit, floor, jacquard and back strap looms. The woven pieces are used for sarees, dupatta, yardage, shawls, rugs and wall hangings.
Liz also presented a few slides from her visit to the Anni Albers exhibition at the Tate Modern in London. Liz added this visit to the end of her India trip. Anni Albers was an influential artist and weaver. The exhibition highlighted her extraordinary career.
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