World Shibori Network

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New Workshops at 10iss :: Indian embroidery and tie-aresist dyeing

Master artisans Jabbar Khatri and Asif Shaikh will be joining us in Oaxaca to demonstrate and teach unique Indian tie-resist processes and embroidery techniques.

Bandhani: Indian tie-resist dyeing workshop with Jabbar Khatri*

Where: Centro de las Artes de San Agustín, Etla

When: 11/12 – 11/14 (3 Half-Day workshop)

Timing:  14:00 – 17:30

Fee: $275 (+$30 materials fee)

Jabbar Khatri belongs to the Khatri community of skilled dyers who have practiced their traditional art since the 4th century, their historical production including tie / paste-resist dyeing, block printing, and silk-screening.  Bandhani (from the Sanskrit word banda, “to tie”) dyeing, mainly practiced in Gujarat and Rajasthan, involves a number of refined processes from design to tracing to tying. Khatri evolved  unique bandhini creations to such a level that he was awarded the prestigious UNESCO Seal of Excellence both in 2006 and 2007. Through local collaboration and his co-operative, he supports the continued practice of hand weaving and dying that has been a part of Indian family practices for centuries.

Aari and Shisha : Indian embroidery workshop with Asif Shaikh*

Where: Centro de las Artes de San Agustín, Etla

When: 11/12 – 11/14  (3 Half-Day workshop)

Timing: 9:00 – 12:30

Fee: $275 (+$30 materials fee)

Born in Ahmedabad, a city renowned for its rich culture and textile heritage, Asif Shaikh took up needle and thread at the age of ten when embroidery was rarely pursued by young boys. As he perfected his stitches, he would try to recreate the motifs of old embroideries in all their fine and lavish detail. As years passed, his engagement with the beautiful world of embroidery became stronger and his practice and technical insight deeper. Asif has revived historical embroideries for organizations such as UNESCO Parzor, and runs his own artisan studio in Ahmedabad. At his workshop, participants will get to use the aari hooked needle to create aari embroidery as practiced in the royal courts of the Mughal empire.. You will also learn to cut your own decorative mirrors and affix them using a variety of stitches to create your own interpretation of the unique art of shisha (also called “mirror-work” or abla) embroidery.

*To participate in the workshops, you must be registered to attend the 10th International Shibori Symposium

To register for the workshops, please visit: 10iss Registration Page

For details on other workshops and the waist-list, check out: 10iss Program Schedule

Asif and Jabbar will be demonstrating their craft at Museo de Filatelia de Oaxaca on 11/17 between 14:00 – 16:00. This event is free and open to all.

Photo Courtesy: The Centre for Craft Creativity and Design, The Islamic Monthly




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