This programme was initiated in 2014 with an Academic Lecture at The
University of Iowa: South Asian Studies Programme International In
collaboration with Cartha. www.cartha.org
MOLKALMURU's Adikegini Exhibition.
Slide Show by Pavithra: Vimor.
Molkalmuru Design Revival and its impact on livelihood:
Academic Lecture at UIOWA_SASP
Photographs and Textiles Display.
Unity in Diveristy: Indian Textiles’ Design Connections.
Tracing textile connections across continents by Pavitra.
Demonstration of saree wearing styles
An experiential workshop on draping a saree.
In Ottawa Canada in collaboration with
India Canada Friendship Circle
Sunday 27th April 2014
Sarees tell a Story:
Vimor’s Heritage Saree Collection included photos of original traditional saree designs (some around
100 years old) and its reproductions in fabric to showcase the forward
movement of the craft and its preservation.
We plan to take this forward with workshops and discussions on
the impact we can have on women's livelihood if we support handloom
textiles in India.
"Gossamar of Soul"
by Nilimma Devi:
choreographed dance piece to Kabir's poem in Hindi.
Sutradhar Institute of
Dance & Related Arts Maryland USA.
Dance Choreography: 'Weaving Life" Work in Progress for Spring of
Picture Source: Vimor
goal is to put in place a channel to create sustainable and
economically viable, livelihood programmes for women weavers in
India and to engage with
women of India around the world to connect to the artisans
'Saree Conversations' will help individuals look at an affordable
option for considering preservation and reproductions of family
Through this interaction it will be
possible to create a custom new product like a stole or sarong from an
old design and thereby help preserve the craft/skills
and directly support a handloom weaver
"Power women to
If women are in
Can children be far behind?
Part of the funds
raised from this project
will go to support primary education initiatives in India.
If you are an NRI Woman of India and are interested in
supporting primary education in your
village/hometown in India.
Email: women of india at
gmail dot com