‘Kharad’ quite simply translates to ‘carpet’ in Sindhi. Woven on a basic frame loom with naturally dyed goat or camel wool, kharad textiles carry pictorial depictions of stories from the semi-nomad Meghwal-Marwada community, who migrated from the deserts of Rajasthan to Kutch in Gujarat and Sindh (in current-day Pakistan). The sturdy weave of a kharad is made to last for decades, passed on from one generation to the next as an heirloom.
Tejsibhai Dhana Marwada is one of the preeminent masters of Kharad weaving, with his work celebrated in exhibitions across the world. He has passed his skills and knowledge to his son, Heerabhai Marwada, who will be joining us from Kutch to lead this special weaving workshop, revealing the techniques and stories that make his community’s unique Kharad textiles.
The workshop will be limited to five participants who will receive a frame loom to work on and keep. All levels of craft experience are welcome.
Materials for the workshop will be provided by Nila House.
Timings- 11:00 AM- 5:00 P.M
Country of Origin: India
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