HISTORY, CULTURE & TOURS


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LOST WEAVES OF MAHARASHTRA


Is Paithani the only popular textile of Maharashtra?

Is everything woven in Paithan entitled to be addressed as Paithani?

What are the other textile traditions that were known to Maharashtra?

There is not much documentation available for some of the weaves. Today, Vinay Narkar will be presenting us with some of the answers to these questions and most importantly how folk literature has helped him in reviving 2 textile traditions of Mahatrashtra namely Chandrakala and Joat .

Vinay Narkar is a weaver whose fascination lies in reviving the forgotten weaves of Maharashtra. He has written articles about the decaying Indian weaves and Textile Traditions of Maharashtra 2020 and 2021 in the leading Marathi newspaper, Loksatta. He has revived textiles like Irkal, Chandrakala sarees, Cotton Paithanis, Joat sarees of Vidarbha and Paithani Shalu sarees of Maharashtra.

Soha Parekh                                                           Priya Mehta

Varsha Sheth                                                          Sheetal Patel