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India is known for a variety of textile traditions, practiced by communities across the length and breadth of the country. These are invariably hand-made and extremely labor intensive - from developing silk out of worm cocoons to printing intricate patterns using wooden blocks.

In this pack,  explore what goes behind the creation of two traditional textiles - Ikat from the south of India and Bandhani from the west.

This Discover MAP pack includes:

  • An exploration guide – Learn about Ikat and Bandhani with examples from the MAP collection.
  • MAP DIY Guide – Weave on a home-made loom made out of cardboard.
  • MAP DIY Guide – Design a tee shirt for yourself using tie and dye.

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