✍️By Special Correspondent
‘Looms Weaves & More”,an initiative by Aesthetique is back to win hearts again. This three-day exhibition of Indian weaves and crafts was scheduled on 24th 25th and 26th of March 2022 at Vicky Gardens, 247 Purna Das Road, Kolkata 29. The exhibition hosted 50 participants from different regions of India with various local specialties. This exhibition is a happy reminder of the preparations for the upcoming auspicious Bengali New Year.
This exhibition is given the look of a Carnival with handloom, handicrafts and food stalls. Curators Ms.Sanchita Ghosh and Ms.Maitreyee Pathak had conceptualized this show, with an aim to provide a networking and marketing platform to the weavers, craftsmen and homegrown designers across India.
The exhibition hosted national award-winning craftsmen and designers who work closely with weavers to showcase the finest of fabrics, textiles, arts & crafts of India ranging from sarees, ready to wear, artifacts, home linens, handcrafted jewellary, accessories, hand woven carpets among others.
Curators of the show:
Sanchita Ghosh, and Maitreyee Pathak who are partners at Aesthetique were also the curators of this show.
Highlights of the show:
‘Looms Weaves & More’, started in 2014,was primarily designed to bring in weavers and craftsmen working with natural fabrics and organic dyes, designers working with weavers and revivalists. At present it has become a huge platform for the weavers and designers to network with one other as well as consumers. This networking in turn has created a potential platform for marketing their products in a big way.
This exhibition was as an eco friendly exhibition. The Venue is maintained as a NON PLASTIC ZONE for these 3 days. Only Cloth bags, Paper bags and Jute bags were permitted within the premises.
Products on display:
An array of Indian weaves and prints ranging Bandhani, Kutchi, Indigo, Ikkat, Kotpad, Sambalpuri, Kalamkari, Telia, Bandhej, Shibori, Batik, Ajrak, Bagru and Dabu prints, Bengal Cottons and Linen,. Applique, Kaantha, on natural fabrics. Baskets, Bags, Home Linen, Carpets, and Silver Jewellery, Pallazos, Kurtis, Yardage, Shawls, Stoles,and other Sarees in traditional weaves.