Bandhani with Natural Dyes • June 29 & 30

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Abdul Jabbar Khatri, Guest Teaching Artist

9:30 am – 4:30 pm, June 29 & 30

$380   Nonmember
$342   Member (10% discount)

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Come and be amazed! Textile Center is honored to welcome Guest Teaching Artist Abdul Jabbar Khatri from Kutch, Guajarat, India for a very special bandhani workshop. Bandhani are tie-dyed fabrics, made by tying sections of fabric tightly with thread. The mesmerizing patterns of these naturally dyed fabrics are created by hundreds of tiny dots, created by this thread resist. The fabric is then dyed and untied to show the designs. Join us for this 2-day workshop with a master, to learn the fascinating process of the Bandhani Craft of Kutch tradition–an ancient textile art known around the world for its unique texture, patterns, and finesse of dots. Students will experience the steps of the process working on their own silk shawl, using special thread, tying tools, and dyes brought from India just for this workshop. All materials are provided for a material fee of $65, payable at the time of the workshop. If actual material costs are less, this fee will be adjusted accordingly.

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About Abdul Jabbar Khatri:
Abdul Jabbar Khatri belongs to a community of tie-dyers in Bhuj, in the Kutch District, Gujarat State, India. He has been fascinated with traditional Indian craft since childhood, and in 1992, he and his brother, Abdullah, started dyeing professionally, making cotton dresses, dupattas, and sarees for the Indian market. A huge earthquake in 2001 shattered homes and businesses in Kutch, and work became dependent on commercial traders and local market demands, with no creative satisfaction or control. A workshop on natural dyeing changed his life and inspired him to create only the highest level artistic work. The brothers have since created a niche for Sidr Craft, and are known for their technical finesse, attention to detail, and openness to experimentation. Khatri works with leading designers, and teaches and shares his art around the world, including the upcoming 2019 (and numerous other years!) International Folk Art Market in Santa Fe, NM; the 2016 World Shibori Conference in Oaxaca, Mexico; the V & A in London; the Ontario Museum; the East-West Center in Honolulu; and Urban Zen with Donna Karan in NYC. Through his creative enterprise in bandhani, he continually experiments with fabrics and designs, merging traditional with contemporary motifs, and through the venture, Sidr Craft, economic stability has been created for around 250 artisan women in rural Kutch.


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There will be a 50% refund if your notice of withdrawal is received by Friday, May 3, 2019. There are no refunds after this date.

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