This Indian Textile Exhibition Features Designs By Manish Arora, Anokhi & More

Flint posted on 04 July

Jawahar Kala Kendra


5 Jul 2018 - 31 Jul 2018

5 Jul 5:30 AM - 31 Jul 1:30 PM

Ten-Second Takeaway

The recently opened exhibition at the Jawahar Kala Kendra (JKK) in Jaipur, NEW TRADITIONS: Influences & Inspirations in Indian Textiles, 1947–2017, is perfect for anyone who's interested in Indian textiles and design culture.

New Ways Of Seeing

India’s relationship with textiles dates back to thousands of years ago. Textile and its sister realm, fashion, continue to be one of the most important economic sectors in the country. Yet the question does beg to be answered — how does a world so deeply steeped in tradition negotiate its way in the 21st century? What keeps centuries-old crafts alive and the current generation engaged with it? The NEW TRADITIONS exhibition in Jaipur dives right into it.

What Can You Expect?

The exhibition brings together some of the leading names in art, fashion and textile design to create a sweeping view of Indian textiles over seven decades. Curated by the Delhi-based writer, curator and textile expert Mayank Mansingh Kaul, the exhibition meanders through a conversation on continuing traditions and radical interventions in art, design, fashion and craft.

The line-up of designers and brands is an impressive checklist of the stars of Indian fashion and design — Aneeth Arora (of Péro), Manish Arora, Amit Aggarwal, Anavila Misra, Rahul Jain, Rahul Mishra, Rajesh Pratap Singh, Renuka Reddy, Rimzim Dadu, Ritu Kumar, Sanjay Garg, 11:11, Abraham & Thakore, Akaaro, Anokhi, Avani, Bandhej, Himatsingka Seide and the formidable craftsmanship from the atelier of Lesage are just a few examples of the stellar names involved. The exhibition also draws upon the art and textile collections of some of India’s top collectors and art galleries.

What makes this exhibition particularly compelling is the sophisticated exhibition design and riveting curation, which gives us a taste of the sheer ingenuity of craftsmanship and design in contemporary Indian textiles. This exhibition marks yet another triumph for the increasingly dynamic cultural scene in Jaipur. We highly recommend dropping by to take in this visual treat while you can!

NOTE: The exhibition will be on till July 31 between 11am and 7pm at the Museum Galleries.


Plan your visit to coincide with the one of the curated walk-throughs to get an in-depth view to the exhibition.

Image references:

After the featured image-

1. Interior of the Capitol Complex, Chandigarh;
Seen in the background is a tapestry designed by Le Corbusier in the 1950s-60s; Manuel Bougot | 2010–11 Epson Enhancement Print

2. Untitled
Prabhakar Barwe | 1981–82 Silk, Hand-painted With acid dyes

3. Tree A & B
Monika Correa | 2012–13 Warp — Unbleached Cotton, Weft — Dyed Cotton, Handwoven

4. Timeless Silhouettes: Angarakha 1
Shelly Jyoti with Junaid Ismail Khatri and Sako Bhai | 2013–14 Khadi Cotton, Ajrakh, Hand Printed with Natural Dyes

5. Chintz
Renuka Reddy Bengaluru, Karnataka | 2017 Cotton, Hand-Painted, Mordant and Resist-Dyed with Pomegranate and Fermented Iron

6. Untitled
Asif Shaikh | 2015 Zardosi, Hand-embroidered using Aath-Masi Zari and Beetle Wings on Handwoven fabric with Peacock Feathers

7. A Secret Within
Manisha Parekh | 2008 Jute Rope and Acrylic Paint

8. Assembly Required
Ghiora Aharoni | 2013 Silk Thread on Vintage Bagh, Hand Embroidered

9. Parsi Gara Sari — Big Crane Motifs
Ashdeen Lilaowala | 2014 Silk Crepe, Hand-embroidered With Aari Satin-Stitch

10. Yellow River
Neha Puri Dhir | 2014 Silk, Stitch-resist Dyed

venue details

Jawahar Kala Kendra


Jawahar Lal Nehru Marg, Gandhi Nagar, Jaipur, Rajasthan


    Jawahar Kala Kendra


    5 Jul 2018 - 31 Jul 2018

    5 Jul 5:30 AM - 31 Jul 1:30 PM