Smriti Irani inaugurates Textiles Gallery at National Crafts Museum
New Delhi, Aug 14 (KNN) Union Minister of Textiles, Smriti Zubin Irani inaugurated ‘Textiles Gallery’ exhibiting the fine Indian Craftsmanship at National Crafts Museum.
With this unique collection, the National Crafts Museum takes another leap to exhibit the fine Indian Craftsmanship to public.
The gallery will serve to be a resource centre for the students of fashion technology, apparel sciences and textiles designing.
The collection has a vision to help people explore, enjoy, and rediscover the world of Indian textiles through design and technology. The Gallery consists of more than 230 different types of textiles collections divided into categories of over more than 30 traditions.
The concept of display has been based on three categories namely Pre Loom “Ikat”, where the design is already visualized and transferred to the yarn before the yarn is placed on the loom; On- Loom, the design is entered on the loom while weaving brocade, muslin, jamdani, weaved shawls, weaved sarees and Post Loom, the techniques that can be done on cloth after it is woven-block printing, embroidery and kalamkari comes in this category.
There are five zones in the gallery and each zone has been named as weaving, embroidery, dying (Ikatpatola), pattern (Bandhej, Kalamkari, and Leheria) and TanaBana based on the intricacies of the textiles.