Handwoven Indian Textiles and the Sari

Friday, April 21 at 11:30am to 1:00pm

623 S. Wabash Ave., 405 623 S. Wabash, Chicago, IL, 60605

Join us for a lecture from Rta Kapur Chisti, a hand-woven textile advocate from India and author of Saris: Tradition and Beyond. Chisti is one of the world's foremost historians of the sari. She also has a school for teaching more than 100 ways to tie a sari. She is dedicated to reviving the handspun and handwoven village industry and has been working with weavers from 15 states.

Light refreshments will be served.

Please send questions or accommodation requests to rgupta@colum.edu.

Columbia students interested in participating in a sari draping master class after the lecture should contact Arti Sandhu at asandhu@colum.edu.

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Sponsored by Asian American Cultural Affairs, International Student and Scholar Services, the Fashion Studies department, and the Indo American Heritage Museum in celebration of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month.

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Lecture

Departments

School of Fine and Performing Arts, Students, Multicultural Affairs, Asian American Cultural Affairs, Fashion Studies

Cost

Free

Contact Name

Arti Sandhu

Contact Email

asandhu@colum.edu

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