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Waste to wealth – hand crafted and natural dyed Indian folk art and textiles ISEND-WEFT 2012, Kuching, Malaysia The opportunity to get selected and participate at ISEND 2012 in Kuching, Malaysia,and represent Weavers Studio was a brilliant eye opening , learning experience. The seminar included presenting a paper, exhibition of Waste to Wealth products and a fashion show based on the theme. The presentation was on the theme, Waste to wealth – hand crafted and natural dyed Indian folk art and textiles. The use and incorporation of natural dyes has been prevalent in the Indian soils from time immemorial. The ancient Indian art and textiles are living proof to its common usage. With the passage of time, its application has been considerably reduced. However, some indigenous communities and folk artists still carry on the legacy of portraying their expressions and art through the beautiful medium of natural dyes. This paper was thus an amalgamation of references to their existing work.


Excerpts from the presentation


Moodboard


Woven with discarded fabric strips in the warp and weft


Woven process


Aparupa Ghosh


Waste to wealth process