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As we proceed with our discussion on the representations of #soldiers in a variety of #media, specific to the #british army, #indiansepoys during the #worldwars @dStephenB unveils a set of #paintings and #posters this is part of our colab, a thrilling initiative by @MuseumBuddy
These are #handwoven #silk #saris made in #Murshidabad in #Bengal in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.Called ‘Baluchari’ sari as they were woven in the land near the river Bhagirathi which flows by Murshidabad. ‘Balu’ means ‘sand’ & ‘char’ means ‘bank’ in #bangla #language ImageImageImage
If you look carefully at these saris, they depict #European #soldiers with their #armsandweapons in their #traditional #costume they definitely caught the fascination of the local #weavers yesterday we saw the soldiers on #femple #terracotta and now on #textiles @MuseumBuddy
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VarnikaDesigns started its first social media colab with Suyash Srivastava, Textile Designer. He was completing his project from Siwan in Bihar, one of India’s most sensational states, and gave us live coverage from there.

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His objective when he started the takeover was:”I am looking forward to take the viewers through the lives of #local #people in #Bihar,focusing on their way of living,the types of products they use,things that lead &influence their lives by building a visual experience for them. ImageImageImage
Will also be sharing my personal insight that I have observed while living here over the period of time, what misconceptions we have about rural regions &the golds to pick up as inspiration form their lives and implement in ours”
#access #inclusion #sustainability #architecture ImageImageImage
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“Every few yrs,the govt ppl take our info & write something with chalk on the handlooms[ part of a handloom census]. What’s the use if they can’t even give us a good price for the cloth?”ask #weavers in Rendall village where the once thriving handloom industry has been decimated. ImageImageImage
I won’t sell the handloom. I’ve spent my life at it,” says Vasant Tambe,1 of the village's 4 remaining weavers.He points to a loom that stands 7ft tall in the centre of his house, but he also broke his 2nd handloom to make a door frame. It leads to a world of that has faded away. ImageImageImage
Read PARI fellow @snktjain's reports on rural #Maharashtra's disappearing #livelihoods & ImageImageImageImage
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Maheshwar is a beautiful riverside town in Madhya Pradesh. In the 18th century, Ahilyabai Holkar, who ruled the princely state of Indore, promoted the tradition of hand #weaving here. Well over two centuries later, the town remains famous for its Maheshwari #sarees. Image
Btw 2012 & 2015, more than 200 weavers have migrated to Maheshwar due to the growing opportunities in its #handloom enterprises. This is unusual & contrary to the trend in a sector that is in steep decline.
It is also unusual that young people are among the weavers playing a pivotal role in reviving the #craft. They are an inspiration to the weaving community of this historic town. In this #film, the young #weavers tell their story:…
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