Archive for September, 2011

Exhibition Schedule Launch event, Thursday, September 29, 2011 (By invitation only): Woven Woolen Strands of the Desert, a lecture by Jasleen Dhamija, an authority on Asian textiles Ashoke Chatterjee, former Exceutive Director, NID and former President, Crafts Council of India Opening times: 7 days a week, 11 – 7 pm


Nidhi Dube from the Indian Institute of Craft and Design wrote to me to introduce Tejas Soni and his experiments with the Dhokra craft. Dhokra is an ancient craft practised by nomadic tribes who have since settled into parts of West Bengal, Jharkhand, Orissa and parts of southern India. One of the earliest known pieces […]


To copy is to kill one’s own source of creativity. True inspiration is about admiration, respect and progress. About interpreting what you like, to create something altogether new and often unrecognisable from what inspired it. If it looks exactly like what inspired it, it is a copy or a lack of imagination. I hope all […]