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Crafting a brighter future - Five veterans talk about the relevance of textiles in a country soaked in tradition
L to R - ( Front ) Designer David Abraham,sari historian Rta Kapur Chishti,Designer Madhu Jain, Ritu Kumar,master-printer Ramkishore Chippa Derawala,Reynu Taandon ( Back-LTOR - Designer Paras Baroliya

Crafting a brighter future – Five veterans talk about the relevance of textiles in a country soaked in tradition

To mark Handloom Day on August 7, the Fashion Design Council of India (FDCI) on behalf of the Ministry of Textiles, Government of India, organised a Handloom Symposium on August 7, at the Crafts Museum, Pragati Maidan in the capital.

The esteemed panelists included the doyen of the style world, Ritu Kumar, sari historian Rta Kapur Chishti, designers David Abraham and Madhu Jain and master-printer Ramkishore Chippa Derawala, who discussed the topic ‘Can our Handloom Heritage of the Past be a Springboard to the Future?’ The panel agreed, inventive designs, increase usage of natural fibres and updating the handloom sector as well as offering financial support and infrastructure, was the need of the hour.

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