“Sangamam”: ‘Revisiting The Art Of Handweaving and Natural Dyeing’, a Global Conference presented by WICCI Handloom Council
? Date: 9th & 10th Feb 2024
? Time: 8.30am to 5.00pm
On 9th: Cultural Night – 7.30pm to 9.30pm
? Venue: Hyatt Regency,
Rostrevor Garden, Teynampet, Chennai-18
Registration link for the whole 2 day, which includes sessions, fashion show, workshop, bazaar & FnB: https://sangamam.wiccihandlooms.in/
Sangamam is open for the general public where they can visit Bazaar and Experience a visual treat and shop from a curated line of handcrafted Merchandise from Designers and Artisans.
SANGAMAM: Revisiting the Art of Handweaving and Natural Dyeing
The word ‘Sangamam’ denotes confluence, symbolizing the meeting point of rivers or streams.
As depicted by the meaning of the word, the purpose of WICCI Sangamam 2024 is to act as a platform for the coming together of ancient textile traditions, modern techniques and artistic talents. Over a 2-day period of sharing and gaining knowledge from renowned speakers, heritage conservationists and practitioners the craft of handloom craftmanship and natural dyeing, we delve deep into a heritage that speaks volumes about human creativity, environmental sustainability, and cultural resilience.
Topics covered include: Textile Traditions: A Global Perspective, Journey of Natural Dyes, Exploration of Natural Dyeing Methods, Modern Innovations in Handloom, Advancements in Handloom Techniques, and Integration of Modern Technology with Traditional Craftsmanship.
Interactive workshops, hands-on experience with natural dyeing of indigo, panel discussions and a special fashion show to shine the spotlight on contemporary fashion pieces using traditional methods are highlights.
Attendees will get to immerse themselves in the rich legacy of handloom craftsmanship, and gaining insights and skills from global experts. They will get the rare chance to meet artisans, designers, scholars, and enthusiasts – one on one. This forum will thus act as a platform for handloom afficionados to meet the makers and as well create new venues for potential collaborations. Most importantly, it is an excellent place to learn more about the brands that work towards creating and maintaining sustainable, eco-friendly models of creation and consumption.
1️. Sessions: Engage with expert speakers and artisans sharing insights on handweaving and natural dyeing techniques.
2. Display: Witness exquisite handwoven creations and natural dyeing masterpieces in an exclusive exhibition.
3️. Demonstrations: Learn the art first hand through live weaving and dyeing demonstrations by skilled artisans.
4. Bazaar: Shop for authentic handwoven textiles, dyed fabrics, and traditional crafts from around the world.
5️. Workshops: Participate in hands-on workshops to try your hand at weaving and dyeing.
6️. Cultural Showcases: Experience cultural performances & a fashion walk celebrating the heritage of handweaving.
Don’t miss this unique opportunity to celebrate the rich tradition of handweaving and natural dyeing at Sangamam!
1.Demonstration about spinning & Indigo vats by team EARTHCRAFT / Avani
2. Demonstration of bardoli Charkha by two women spinners on bardoli charkha and weaving by 1 male weaver by Nila House
3. Indigo Dyeing workshop by Jagada Rajappa
4. Block Printing demo by Jabbar Khatri
5. Cotton Spinning on Charkha by Samyukta from Srikakulam