State of Art Gallery at National Crafts Museum inaugurated

A Textiles Gallery at National Crafts Museum was inaugurated in New Delhi on 13 August by the Union Minister of Textiles and Women and Child Development, Smriti Zubin Irani.
Vamsi Athreya

Updated: Aug 14,2019 01:44:53 pm

State of Art Gallery at National Crafts Museum inaugurated

14 August 2019 Current Affairs:A Textiles Gallery at National Crafts Museum was inaugurated in New Delhi on 13 August by the Union Minister of Textiles and Women and Child Development, Smriti Zubin Irani. 

Aim:
The collection aims to help people explore, enjoy, and rediscover the world of Indian textiles through design and technology.

Collections in the gallery:
The Gallery consists of more than 230 different types of textiles collections more than 30 traditions. Five zones were displayed in the gallery. Zones has been named as weaving, embroidery, dying (Ikatpatola), pattern (Bandhej, Kalamkari, and Leheria) and TanaBana based on the intricacies of the textiles.
The gallery exhibits the fine Indian Craftsmanship to public. The rich collection displayed the importance of conserving India’s rich heritage of handlooms for the next generations. It will serve as a resource centre for the students of fashion technology, apparel sciences and textiles designing. 
Under three categories the handlooms were displayed:
Pre Loom “Ikat”: The design that are already visualized and transferred to the yarn before the yarn is placed on the loom.
On- Loom: The design enters the loom while weaving brocade, muslin, jamdani, weaved shawls, weaved sarees.
Post Loom: Displays the techniques that can be done on cloth after it is woven-block printing, embroidery and kalamkaricomes in this category.
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