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Blog Backlog: Contemporary Textiles in Kolkata

by Susi, 1 March 2010

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Contemporary textile arts don’t get any better than this. Check out Weavers Studio in Kolkata for kantha cloth, felt, applique, embroidery, hand prints, kalamkari, zardozi, chikanwork, pintucks, pleats, shibori, and more. This is much more than a production house, it’s a textile study and development centre, devoted to fine handwork and learning from the legacy of world textile traditions.

They have more than 20,000 wooden blocks, 1000 textile reference books, 500 old and rare textiles from India and abroad, plus an R&D team that has delved into many textile topics, including Indian trade textiles, khadi cloth, and African Jamdani indigo dyeing.

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The variety of cloths available from this organisation is amazing, and inspirations abound on their website. For fashion. For furnishings. For fine art. For everyday life. For exceptional events. Wow. Hats off to Weavers Studio.

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