21st January: ONLINE CLAMP DYEING WORKSHOP WITH JABBAR KHATRI (WITH MATERIALS)

ONLINE CLAMP DYEING WORKSHOP WITH JABBAR KHATRI

DATE: 21st JANUARY 2023

TIME: 04:00 - 06:00 PM IST

This will be a two hour class for beginners and will be conducted over Zoom  - adults or children above 8 years can join.

Since the 17th century, the brother’s Jabbar and Abdullah Khatri's ancestors were practicing the local and ancient art of bandhani tie-dye. Today they work with 200 rural women on bandhani and are known far and wide for their innovation and exceptional work. Jabbar developed his innovations in bandhani to such a level that he was awarded the prestigious UNESCO Seal of Excellence in both 2006 and 2007. They have been working with clamp dyeing (itajime) techniques for the last 40 years in their workshop in Bhuj. 

The following materials will be sent by us for this workshop

  • 1 silk stole 
  • Acid/ Vinegar
  • Thread

    We hope you can join us to support the arts and artists.

    • We will be sending a calendar invite and email invite with zoom link to join 2 days before the workshop once we receive payment (please don't select the option for COD).

    • The workshops are attended by beginners as well as others who may already be acquainted with art hence, we will keep a pace that everyone is comfortable with.

    • We will share a recording of the workshop after the workshop, so even if you miss anything please don't worry as you can still follow again from the recording. The artists mostly speak in Hindi, Memeraki team will be moderating and translating.

    • Workshop will be conducted over Zoom. If you don't already use Zoom, please download the zoom app on your phone or laptop (easier to sit on a desk with a laptop or with the phone on a stand so you can see the artist paint and follow at the same time and so that the artist can also see you painting. Please sit in a well-lit place)

    • Please test audio and video on zoom. Please stay on mute during the workshop so that everyone can hear the artist, please unmute anytime you wish to ask a question. We may also request you to switch off video at some points as the locations where the artists are sometimes don’t have good bandwidth (we have tested and it works fine usually)

    • Please also join our Facebook group to keep in touch with us and other participants https://www.facebook.co/groups/1632293370227782. Class is not transferable to another person - please do not share the zoom class link with others once you have registered and please join with the registered email address.


    Artist


    Jabbar Khatri

    Abduljabbar Khatri is a member of the Khatri community, which has been dyers for the previous four centuries. Originally, this community catered to the needs of the locals by employing traditional fabrics and social rituals common in many groups. Tie and dye, block printing, batik print, and screen printing are among their specialties. Jabbar Khatri was born in Kutch into a traditional Khatri family. After a few years of working in the city, Jabar Bhai realised that his true calling was in his ancestral work of hand-block printing. Today, he is a craft entrepreneur who works with a team of craftsmen to make exquisite Ajrakh patterns that are dear to his heart and culture.

    Art Form

    Clamp-dyeing

    Clamp dyeing, often known as the tie and dye process, has its origins in a rich fabric legacy. It has been around for a long time and is extremely well crafted. It's a lot of fun to make bright designs and distinctive patterns. Clamp dyeing includes folding, twisting, or bunching fabric and tying it.



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