End november, beginning of december 2018, TF invited 5 craftsmen from India. We organized 3 unique workshops and masterclasses. A first in the Netherlands!
Mastercraftsmen from India in the Netherlands
We had the wonderful, unique experience of having 5 craftsmen from India for 9 full days. Our guests were Abduljabbar Khatri, master artist in the intricate bandhini technique, Ghanshyambhai Gajjar, block carving master, Kirit Chitara a 9th generation artist in Mata ni pachedi, Shamji Siju, a 10th generation weaver and Sufiyan Kharti, a 9th generation Ajrakh block printer. For Kirit and Ghanshyambhai it was the first time outside India.
They gave masterclasses to various people, from art and design students to textile professionals, artists, designers and enthusiasts. The first took place at the ROC in Amsterdam for design students. Next a 2-day masterclass at ‘De Museumfabriek’ in textile city, Enschede along with our exhibition ‘Temporary Textileprinter’. The main masterclass took place at the Lloyd Hotel in Amsterdam along with the exhibition ‘Dialogue in Chintz’.