Reimagining Cloth in Contemporary Culture

This discussion examines themes like togetherness in making kantha and how urban and rural practitioners or designers are reinventing textile practices in our daily lives by empowering women and adopting slow fashion production. It features founders of the clothing brand Indigene, Ruchi Tripathi and Jaya Bhatt as well as social activist Shabnam Ramaswamy in conversation with Vaishnavi Kambadur, Assistant Curator at MAP.

Curated as part of the programming around the online exhibition Painted Stitches, Woven Stories.

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Jaya seated on a hilltop smiling at the camera, she is wearing an orange/brown sweater over a grey turtleneck and her face is partially shaded, her hair is half pinned back dark and reaches past her shoulders.

Jaya Bhatt

A woman wearing a black blouse and dark blue scarf is looking directly into the camera unsmiling. She is wearing long earrings and has shoulder length dark hair.

Ruchi Tripathi

A woman wearing a white blouse and pink saree with a beaded necklace stands in greenery smiling and looking at the camera. She is wearing glasses and a bindi.

Shabnam Ramaswamy

Vaishnavi stands smiling into the camera she is wearing a black blouse and a gray skirt. She has dark hair until her chin with bangs.

Vaishnavi Kambadur (Moderator)

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