Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Unfolding: New Indian Textiles..



Our visit to the Fremantle Arts Centre on Monday was to see Unfolding: New Indian Textiles. The exhibition featuring 'saris, uncut cloth and street wear, examines the ways in which the traditional skills, motifs and production methods, developed over centuries, are evolving in light of international influences and modern technologies'. A veritable feast of exquisite colours and textures, materials so fine they were translucent. Saris are beautiful and look wonderful whatever shape or size a woman is but the draping of a sari looks a bit complicated. Following the basic steps here and with a bit of practice it could be doable :) Photos don't always do exhibitions like this full justice but I hope you enjoyed this splash of colour anyway. Happy Wednesday, take care and stay safe...





36 comments:

  1. The dog splits me up! Tom The Backroads Traveller

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  2. I love all the color combos from this region of the world. Wish we were a little more colorful here in the US with our dress. That is an interesting dog pose. Not sure it says, "Wear these clothes"

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  3. Fabulous Grace - colour overload. But the dog peeing is the star!

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  4. I wouldn't look good in a sari but I love the colours of these fabrics. The less said about the dog the better.

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  5. I love the blue/ green fabric, Grace! And the dog!

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  6. Oh, Gracie! this exhibit would put me over the moon! Textiles are my favorites and I can hardly refrain from touching them when I see them. My mother was a weaver plus an excellent seamstress so I was always surrounded by beautiful colours. Years ago when I went to India, I was almost overwhelmed by fabrics and rugs. I couldn't keep my hands off the saris and silk rugs. Your photos are colorful and REAL eye candy.

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  7. Oh yeah, one would have to go with the dog.

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  8. Oh my goodness how magnificent is that?

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  9. I'm really impressed by all the colors and designs. I've always admired beautiful fabrics ever since I'd go shopping with my mom for patterns and the fabric to go with them. My mother some beautiful clothes for me.

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  10. Fantastic colour, I think we may has a similar exhibition opening in London soon..

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  11. I'm SO glad that I took a moment to check out your post -- the dog is hilarious indeed and such fun to share with the family!! Love it!!

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  12. Indian clothing for women is always so interestingly colorful. You sneaked the last two pix into this series. The dog has commentary about something.

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  13. Indian fabrics for women can overpower the eyes but walk down any urban street there and you feel like you are swimming through a pool full of candy.

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  14. Lovely! I want to touch the silks!

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  15. Striking fabrics! As for the dog: BAD artist! LOL

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  16. I can´t help but join in with the dog, Grace ;-)
    The colors are beautiful. I just read a book about women, also in India. A tough world, with brave women, guess the colors do help indeed.

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  17. Wow. What a fabulous exhibit. My wife the textile artist would love to see this.

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  18. Wow! I could have spent time and money ( if possible) in places like this
    Beautiful and colourful. I love it!

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  19. Wow, such beautiful colours, Grace !

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  20. I like those textile exhibitions very much. These ones look so beautiful colourful.

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  21. That is an unusual exhibition especially the dog.

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  22. Love that photo that includes the urinating dog. Well, at least it not on her leg. Pissah!

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  23. The scarf you feature in your first photo is made by a tie dye process called bandhani. All done by hand using a tradition that dates back centuries if not millennia. Saw it demonstrated in Bhuj, Gujarat and have been fascinated with it ever since. Take a textile tour in Kutch sometime, it will blow your mind. More info than you wanted, but I can't help myself.

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  24. You've gotta love the vibrancy of the Indian textiles Grace.

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  25. Exquisite materials of stunning colour. Love how beautifully these artworks are displayed.

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  26. Love these, I can see myself wearing a couple of those pieces

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  27. I travel to India many times and I found the sari the most feminine garment of them all! Unfortunately cotton saris are more expensive now many saris are made out of polyester. Old silk saris with exquisite embroidery took months to made. Girls in big cities opt more for jeans now but I hope that the sari will always be around.

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  28. Amazing colours and fabrics. Would have been most interesting to visit.

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  29. Would love to see you draped in one!

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  30. First photo , tie and die original. That nice to renew the tradition for more contemporary designers.

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