Religious Textiles: Pichwai & Kalamkari Narratives & Ceremonial Traditions
Saroj Merani, senior faculty at the Xavier Institute in Mumbai, will give an illustrated talk dealing with the traditions of storytelling on cloth exemplified in the painted kalamkaris of Andhra Pradesh, which draw upon Hindu deity stories as well as the great Indian epics, and the Srinathju pichwais of the temple town of Nathdwara which are devoted to the narrative and worship of Krishna. A discussion of the relevance of these textiles in contemporary Indian life will be included in this presentation.
Free for Asian Art Association members, $5 teachers and students, $7 DAM members, $10 general public. Reservations requested; pay at the door (cash, check, credit card).
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Sponsored by the Asian Art Association, a DAM support group.