SME Times News Bureau | 13 Aug, 2019
Minister of Textiles Zubin Irani, inaugurated Textiles Gallery at National Crafts
Museum in New Delhi, on Tuesday.
With this unique collection, the National Crafts
Museum takes another leap to exhibit the fine Indian Craftsmanship to public.
The other galleries of the museum i.e. Folk and
Tribal Art, Cultic and Courtly Craft galleries have remained very famous
amongst the visitors especially the foreign tourists.The village complex with
huts from different states provides for the sense to rural India.
The rich collection on display will be another
step towards conserving India’s rich heritage of handlooms for the next
The gallery will serve to be a resource centre
for the students of fashion technology, apparel sciences and textiles
It has been curated with a unique design in which
the master pieces of traditional handlooms are juxtaposed with modern
audio-visual effects. The visitors will be able to feel the ethnicity with a
soft touch of technology.
The collection has a vision to help people
explore, enjoy, and rediscover the world of Indian textiles through design and
technology. The Gallery consists of more than 230 different types of textiles
collections divided into categories of over more than 30 traditions.
The concept of display has been based on three
Pre Loom “Ikat”, where the
design is already visualized and transferred to the yarn before the yarn is
placed on the loom.
On- Loom, the design is entered
on the loom while weaving brocade, muslin, jamdani, weaved shawls, weaved
Post Loom, the techniques that
can be done on cloth after it is woven-block printing, embroidery and
kalamkaricomes in this category.
There are five zones in the gallery and each zone
has been named as weaving,embroidery, dying (Ikatpatola), pattern (Bandhej,
Kalamkari, and Leheria) and TanaBana based on the intricacies of the textiles.