Sunday, May 08, 2005

Beautiful fabric ...

Yesterday, we went to the Karnataka Chitrakala Parishat, an art college with exhibition galleries. Diane had seen an article in The Hindu newspaper about an exhibition on kalamkari, a technique for decorating fabric using a bamboo pen and, traditionally, vegetable dyes.

The fabrics are scroll-like, elaborate and beautiful. We chatted with Cristin McKnight of Los Angeles, who put together the exhibit titled "Traditions-in-Use ..." She was friendly, knowledgeable and allowed me to take some pictures of the exhibit.

I'll put up some photos of items made using kalamkari techniques. Cristin has also put together a Web site on kalamkari.


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