Kanga – communicating cloths

A recent exhibition at the British museum displayed and documented a rich Africa textile tradition. In a previous blog post, I wrote about an exhibition and symposium entitled ‘Social Fabric‘ in which fabric was used as a metaphor for society, and often a symbol of colonial power. On the other hand, the recent exhibition at …

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Ahmedabad part 2: Block carving

I told Errol at NID that I planned to visit Maneklal Gajjar the famous master wood block carver who has for decades produced carved blocks for many block printers all round Gujarat, Rajasthan and other Indian states. He gave me a detailed description of how to get to Pethapur where Maneklal lives and known for …

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