Textiles, Language and Metaphor

Textiles are closely connected with us as human beings and our surroundings. Indeed we rely on them to survive, for warmth and shelter. The processes, materials and qualities of textiles provide metaphors to describe the society we’re in as well as symbolising and holding affinity with important life processes. Textiles as language can be explored through history, …

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Paisley and the Pashmina

On my way back from a recent trip to Scotland, I stopped in Paisley near Glasgow to visit its Museum which features a permanent exhibition on what the town is most famous for – shawl weaving. The well known Paisley pattern was named after the small town near Glasgow that adopted the  tradition of weaving …

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A little bit of Kachchh in Manchester

An exchange project organised by A Fine Line involved two artists Lokesh Ghai, textile artist and graduate of National institute of Fashion Technology in Ahmedabad, and teacher at Kala Raksha in Kachchh, and Shamji Vishram, a weaver from Bhujodi, Kachchh exhibiting their work and carrying out workshops in various galleries in the North West. These included …

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