TEXTILE TRAIL

In December 2016, TCBG members went on a unique textile trail with Shilpa Sharma, the face of, and force behind, Jaypore and the curator of textile trails across the country for Breakaway, her experiential travel venture. The members were introduced to Shibori - the art of Indigo dyeing and a technique that reached Japan from China around 1200 years ago - in the bylanes of Neb Sarai, Delhi at Mura Collective, a craft-based organisation occupying a very special niche in the textile world. The transformation of a plain cotton fabric, after it is pleated, ironed, pinned, stenciled, stitched, checked, dyed using indigo, untied and dried, mesmerised our participants and opened them up to the beautiful, if hidden, world of textiles in our own backyard.

Media Mentions

Shibori - a video by Arti Jain

I went on an immensely enjoyable textile trail with #BreakawayTrails and #TCBGTrips. There was a lot to take in so I brought back some footage to "weave" into my personal albums.

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Textile Trail in Delhi

I have believed over the years, that anyone who goes on a textile trail, watches the process, interacts with the artisans, will never again haggle for prices as the effort behind the price will then seem too less!

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Textile Trail in Delhi

I have believed over the years, that anyone who goes on a textile trail, watches the process, interacts with the artisans, will never again haggle for prices as the effort behind the price will then seem too less!

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A Journey Through Threads, Textures, and Time

There is a lot of history associated with various types of textiles and designs but I’d never got an opportunity to explore the same… till this point.

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कपड़े का ताना-बाना इतिहास की कड़ियों से कम रोचक नहीं है। कपडों के बनाने से लेकर उसकी रंगाई छपाई तक का अपना इतिहास है। ये इतिहास किसी खास जगह की सभ्यता और संस्कृति से गहरा नाता रखता है। #breakawayTrails और #JayporeJourneys की Shilpa Sharma और Bindu Menon के साथ कपड़े के इसी इतिहास को जानने समझने का मौका मिला। जहां नील के साथ कपडे को रंगने की शिबोरी नाम की जापानी तकनीक को देखा और भारत में अलग-अलग जगहों के कपडे की खासियतों जाना और समझा।
TCBG की तरफ से एक शानदार सफर । 

Dipanshu Goyal, Travel Blogger