A wide shot of a ceramics studio, featuring students working with pottery wheels and other tools.

Fiber and Material Studies Mitchell Lecture: Dr. Vandana Bhandari

Fiber and Material Studies

Wednesday, November 15

3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. CST

Sharp 327, 37 S. Wabash Ave

India is internationally recognized for fine artistry and is home to the most versatile styles of embroidery. These are found in varied forms throughout the country. The stitches, motifs, and interpretations reflect local cultures and traditions and are a part of the living heritage of textiles. 
The outstanding handwork skills of embroidery have been passed down from generation to generation and have flourished in the country for thousands of years.
The presentation will discuss the varied Indian embroideries, stitches, motifs, and interpretations which reflect local cultures and traditions along with the modern interpretations of the craft. It will also touch upon the lives of artisans who sustain these traditions.