In this day long, walk-in exhibition, we will be presenting the beautiful handwork from the valleys of Kashmir, the impeccable craftsmanship from the bylanes of Uttar Pradesh and the adornment cultures from the deserts of Gujarat. The folklore of the artisan women from these regions will be further unfolded in the videos and images capturing their clanking bangles and pleasant voices while they sing and precariously embroider the patterns on the cloth.
This display of colorful textiles from the Marasim textile craft library, will be representing that thing of beauty that is a joy forever- showcasing our innovations in the traditional techniques of weaving, felting, embroidering and printing from Gujarat, Jammu & Kashmir and Uttar Pradesh regions of India. Namely- Tangaliya and Patan Patola weaving from Gujarat, Daraz and Mukaish work from Lucknow, Gara and aari embroidery from Gujarat. Sojni and Namdah from Jammu & Kamshmir and many more. You are welcome to sit and watch the videos, touch and feel the textiles, interact and ask questions.
Established by Nidhi Garg Allen, a Parsons School of Design graduate and a technologist turned into a fashion Artisan Entrepreneur, Marasim is a NYC based company providing artisanal consultancy, sourcing and manufacturing services to the home, fashion, interior and accessory designers.
There are 10 MM skilled grassroots artisans around the world. Most of them are women. These highly skilled artisans are a part of the world’s biggest untapped and unorganized craft sector.
Marasim organizes the craft sector- creating opportunities for the millions of artisans at the grassroots. And empowering the designers with the information on processes and cultures associated with various craft techniques and enabling them to collaborate and innovate with the artisans using the lingua franca of design.
This exhibition would not have been possible without the venue support from the very kind Brooklyn fashion and Design Accelerator team.