Opening each drawer was like a little surprise 💥 because it contains a different huipil from a different region in the Mayan 🌎. This was certainly a world class textile museum. What's your favorite textile museum?
Embroidery styles of 12 different Kutchi communities are preserved and revived at LLDC. And this is why it is called the Living and Learning Design Centre—a #LivingMuseum , where we conserve heritage arts for centuries to come.
Texture, colour & narrative. Beautiful, inspiring day of art and reflection with @ajanmohamed. First photo is a yarn painting of is celebrated shaman/artist, José Benítez Sánchez, the second is the fabric from a Buddhist robe circa 1822 (Tokyo) and the last one is two related specimens looking suspiciously happy infront of a row of kimonos 😆#veronicashaun#textilemuseum#toronto#textiles#art#museumday#japenesetextiles
Went to an incredible exhibit with @ajanmohamed at the Textile Museum: "Huicholes – A People Walking Towards the Light showcases the art and lives of the Huicholes, an Indigenous group from western Mexico whose history dates back 15,000 years. Featuring dazzling yarn paintings created using traditional techniques, the exhibition includes ceremonial objects, handmade textiles and photographs documenting a unique and threatened way of life. " Blown away by the vibrancy, painstaking detail & intricacy of these woven narratives by celebrated shaman/artist, José Benítez Sánchez. #textilemuseum#toronto#art#circles#yarnpaintings#huicholart
Try this mouthwatering Pakwan Bhel made with locally sourced ingredients at our Museum Café, which in tune with the theme of LLDC, serves delicious indigenous cuisine. See you there: http://bit.ly/2qHNwTT
Even before our nation embarked on a mission to #MakeInIndia , LLDC dedicated itself to protecting, preserving and reviving the textile arts of Kutch. Our Museum shop (in the picture) has a collection of locally handmade textile products that proudly display Kutchi tradition. Learn more on our website: http://shrujanlldc.org/
Want to take a shot at #Kutchi#embroidery or block printing? Just head on over to our Hands On Gallery and experience how the different threads of myriad hues intermingle and entwine. LLDC also houses a Crafts Studio, a space where the artisans practice and enhance their workmanship for the modern era.
“The design and display of this museum gallery remains unique and marks a paradigm shift for Indian Museums in the years to come,” writes Matrika, an architecture, design and research company, who are the primary museum design consultants of LLDC. Read more here:http://www.matrika.in/shrujan-gallery-one/
We believe that seeing is just one part of your journey to understanding our legacy of art and craft. Visit LLDC and try your hand at one of the oldest crafts of Kutch and let your imagination soar! Head to our Hands On Gallery and Crafts Studio.