Indian textiles are world-famous for being exquisite, handmade and finely crafted. They represent a compelling aesthetic with deep roots and profound cultural meaning. Unfolding: New Indian Textiles is an elegant exhibition which highlights the supreme craftsmanship and beauty of work by contemporary Indian fashion designers and textile artists, drawing on these traditions.
Featuring saris, uncut cloth and street wear, Unfolding: New Indian Textiles examines the ways in which the traditional skills, motifs and production methods, developed over centuries, are evolving in light of international influences and modern technologies.
Curated by WA artist Maggie Baxter, who has had an intimate connection with fine Indian textile makers for 25 years, the show coincides with the WA launch of her book Unfolding: Contemporary Indian Textiles. The book is available to purchase from FOUND at Fremantle Arts Centre.