Handmade with the heart

Handmade with the heart

In their third presentation, ‘Old is New’, in the Friends’ Indian Textiles series, Shani Pillai and Joji Jacob took us on a visual extravaganza looking at how traditional embroidery techniques, crafts and textiles are being honoured and kept alive in a globalised world.

Indian Textiles: Sari to Sarong

Indian Textiles: Sari to Sarong

Second of Shani Pillai and Joji Jacob Textile Talks at Te Papa, timed to coincide with the WoW festival. We were to learn the many intricacies of the renowned and centuries-old Ikat weaving that is practised in India, much of South East Asia, Japan and other countries.

Indian Fashion: Old is New

Indian Fashion: Old is New

Indian Fashion: Old is New Talks & Presentations ; Indian Fashion: Old is New Indian designers are embracing the traditional handloom weaves, tie and dye, block-printing, embroidery, metalwork and other embellishing techniques to create fashion that not only...
Sari to Sarong

Sari to Sarong

Sari to Sarong Talks & Presentations ; Sari To Sarong Discover the ancient art of Ikat dyeing and weaving. The Ikat textile was once used to symbolize wealth and prestige. It is now a popular fashion trend with celebrities and hipsters alike thanks to the work of...
Colour Me Indigo

Colour Me Indigo

Our journey in search of Indigo takes us through various countries and different process to obtain this invisible and non-soluble pigment.