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Weaving a history
By Deccan Herald
With each lap the Industrial Revolution makes, the lines between machine and human wear thin. A once respected artisan morphs into a labourer and then, an operator. Soon, only wisps of a human touch will remain.
But Gunjan Jain, a designer at ‘Vriksh’, an alternate design studio that works solely with handloom weavers and natural materials of Odisha, doesn’t think it’s time yet for such a disappearing act. In an effort to explore and revive the rich textile tradition of Odisha, she is touring the country, talking about the different fabrics and weaves of the state. The discussion, titled ‘Odisha — Beyond Ikat’, elaborates on the numerous handloom techniques that exist within Odisha. Read More at Weaving a history - Deccan Herald.