ART EXHIBITION "The Needle Reverence" A story stitched by the thrift of Bengali women > 3rd to 12th April 2019 - Delhi Events
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ART EXHIBITION "The Needle Reverence" A story stitched by the thrift of Bengali women > 3rd to 12th April 2019

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Venue : Kamaladevi Complex, Main Building, India International Centre (IIC), 40 Max Mueller Marg, Lodhi Estate
Needle Reverence Exhibition Artworks

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3rd April : 5:30 pm Add to Calendar 03/04/2019 17:30 03/04/2019 19:00 Asia/Kolkata Opening of "The Needle Reverence" A story stitched by the thrift of Bengali women Event Page : https://www.delhievents.com/2019/03/art-exhibition-needle-reverence-story-bengali-women-india-international-centre.html Main Art Gallery, Kamaladevi Complex, Main Building, India International Centre (IIC), 40 Max Mueller Marg, Lodhi Estate, New Delhi-110003 DD/MM/YYYY - Inauguration by Smt Jasleen Dhamija, veteran historian on Indian textiles
4th to 12th April : 11:00 am to 7:00 pm  Add to Calendar 04/04/2019 11:00 12/04/2019 19:00 Asia/Kolkata ART EXHIBITION "The Needle Reverence" A story stitched by the thrift of Bengali women Event Page : https://www.delhievents.com/2019/03/art-exhibition-needle-reverence-story-bengali-women-india-international-centre.html Main Art Gallery, Kamaladevi Complex, Main Building, India International Centre (IIC), 40 Max Mueller Marg, Lodhi Estate, New Delhi-110003 DD/MM/YYYY- Exhibition on view

Entry : Free 
Note : Call 011-24619431 (IIC) to re-confirm any last minute change or cancellation of the event.

Venue : Main Art Gallery, Kamaladevi Complex, Main Building, India International Centre (IIC), 40 Max Mueller Marg, Lodhi Estate, New Delhi-110003
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Event Description : 
ART EXHIBITION "The Needle Reverence" A story stitched by the thrift of Bengali women

An exhibition of Kanthas from the late 19th century till pre-independence; and contemporary Kantha created in the 1990s initiated by the renowned sculptor, the late Meera Mukherjee 

“ It is a world class collection of both traditional and contemporary kantha “, as stated by renowned textile historian. For the first time we are exhibiting an extensive collection for the art and textile lovers of Delhi. Normally one can find a collection like this only in museums. Some of the traditional kanthas have been collected over many years and are part of Siddharth Tagore’s  textile collection . The range of works are  from pre-partition East Bengal and West Bengal. We are also showcasing some innovative cotemporary kanthas , which have been inspired by Meera Mukherjee’s work. Meera Mukherjee  a famous Indian sculptor and writer known for bringing modernity to the ancient Bengali arts. 
Amongst the traditional arts, Kantha perhaps is one of the oldest forms of Indian embroidery as it can be traced back to the thevedic ages. It is an ancient Indian hand embroidery of precision and beauty which originated in Bengal. Kantha means ‘rags’ in Sanskrit – emulating the fact that the embroidery is made up of re-cycling discarded and worthless old cloths into a graceful wholeness.. It is a significant symbol that displays the skill and talent of rural women in Bengal and present day Bangladesh. The most functional kantha is also ingenious , imaginative and spontaneous in its essence . A creation that started out as a way to make life more comfortable. Overtime a more detailed and elaborate  kantha tradition developed . Most kantha was made by naive rural women who would stitch stories into the quilts ( kantha – literally translates to quilts in Bengali)

Kantha’s eternal beauty is in its symbol of socio –economic emancipation. Kantha is old but its appeal is new , keeping the magic of the thread work alive today .

From the collection of Siddhartha Tagore and Mahesh Naithani; Meera Mukherjee’s kanthas from the collection of Dolly Narang

Organised to honour the memory of Smt Kamaladevi Chattopadhyay

Collaboration: MATI – Management of Art Treasures of India; with the support of Art Konsult; The Village Gallery; and Art & Deal Magazine

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ART EXHIBITION "The Needle Reverence" A story stitched by the thrift of Bengali women > 3rd to 12th April 2019 ART EXHIBITION "The Needle Reverence" A story stitched by the thrift of Bengali women > 3rd to 12th April 2019 Reviewed by DelhiEvents on Friday, April 12, 2019 Rating: 5

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