Handcrafted Textiles of India

Ms. Sunaina Suneja (Mob: 98-110-59724)

Saturdays, September 2, 9, 23 and 30  from 10:00-11:30 am – 1.5 hrs each

Fee: $50 or equivalent INR (as per the AES Business Office exchange rate)

Maximum class size – 15

Sunaina Suneja, graduated from AES in 1975 and has been working with India’s handcrafted textiles for over 25 years.

In this series of talks, she shares her creative experience working and designing with artisans of traditional textiles.

In October 2016, Sunaina was invited to participate in the Government of India sponsored Festival of India in Australia. A fashion show of her designs in KHADI was held in Sydney. Her exhibition Bapu: The Craftpersons Vision, an idea which emerged to her in 2012 as a result of 30 years of work with Khadi, was warmly received in Brisbane.

In a 4-part series, Sunaina narrates the background and history of some of India’s textiles along with her personal stories, combining tradition with contemporary design.

  1. An Introduction to Indian Textiles with Focus on Kota Doria of Rajasthan.
  2. Khadi, the handspun hand woven fabric of peace, advocated by Mahatma Gandhi, during India’s freedom struggle.
  3. Indigo, its inherent magic and romance, captured through photographs and hands-on work.
  4. Phulkari, the vibrant embroidery of Punjab and the exclusive story of the revival of its traditional technique.