NIFT Mumbai organises exhibition ‘Hastavem’ of to celebrate National Handloom Day
To celebrate National Handloom Day, NIFT Mumbai has organised ‘Hastavem’, an exhibition of Handloom Textiles at NIFT Mumbai Campus. The exhibition, ‘Hastvem: a celebration of Indian Handlooms,’ features a remarkable collection of 60 pieces of handloom sourced from the faculty, staff, and the Resource Centre of NIFT Mumbai.
The exhibition was inaugurated today by President of the WICCI Maharashtra Handloom Council Savitha Suri, who is also a Textile Researcher, Author and Curator; and, Educationist Bhamini Subramaniam, who is a Design Thinker with over 35 years of experience in the profession of Textile Design, Fashion, Interiors, and Product Design.
Handloom textiles and embroidered textiles from various states of India, including the enchanting North-eastern region have been showcased at the exhibition. Apart from showcasing textiles, the exhibition also paid tributes to the craftsmanship passed down through generations in the country.
The exhibition ‘Hastvem’ is curated by Prof. Sharmila Dua, Ex-Dean NIFT, and Prof. from Design Department, and Dr. Reena Agarwal, Associate Professor from Textile Design Department of NIFT Mumbai. The exhibition is open to the public till 15 August.