Review: Threads That Weave the World

Review: Threads That Weave the World

Shani Pillai and Joji Jacob share a passion for textiles and the associated crafts of weaving, dyeing, embroidery, bead work and needlepoint, and the Friends of Te Papa were privileged to be given an in-depth tour of an amazing, colourful collection, beautifully displayed in the Thistle Hall, Cuba Street.

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 ; 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 honours the rich heritage but...
Sari to Sarong

Sari to Sarong

Sari to Sarong ; 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 various designers. This...