Conversations in Cloth / Kapad ni Vatchit / કાપડ ની વાતચીત explores the textile traditions of Kutch, a region in the western state of Gujarat, India. Invitations to participate in this exhibition were extended to eleven artists by guest curator, Judy Frater, who developed the first design school for traditional artisans in Kutch. The Kutch district is renowned for its textile traditions, including bandhani (a form of tie-dyeing), weaving of extra weft patterned blankets and shawls, Rabari and Suf embroidery, and Dhadki, a type of scrap quilt making, and carpet weaving. This exhibition showcases the exquisite work of the artists, while asking each of them to engage in a conversation through making with a quilt from the museum’s collection.
Image: Work by Khalid Usman Khatri.