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Indian textiles
Various artists and designers at the DDW 2019 have been exploring the use of natural dyes as an alternative for the polluting colours from the textile industry. An almost forgotten ancient tradition, which is still very much alive in India.
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The Dutch king and queen are on a statevisit to India and are exploring new collaborations in Kochi. The area was known as Dutch Malabar in the 17th and 18th century where various traces of the VOC can be found.
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The craft sector is the largest source of income in India among rural populations after agriculture.
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Lipika linked me to a small block printing workshop in Rajasthan, where they have been practicing the century old block printing technique named dabu, printing with mud.
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Coming year we have planned to develop products, scale up and add more craft communities to our network.
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End november, beginning of december 2018, TF invited 5 craftsmen from India. We organized 3 unique workshops and masterclasses. A first for the Netherlands!
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