Kala Raksha Vidhyalaya’s First Annual Convocation Mela

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Kala Raksha Vidhyalaya’s First Annual Convocation Mela

Frater, Judy

At a Symposium on Indian Textile Traditions at the Artisan students, staff and jury members began the first annual Convocation Mela of Kala Raksha Vidhyalaya with great anticipation. From 21-26 November 2006, the graduating class of 2005-06 proudly presented their collections for spring-summer 2007 on the beautiful rural Kala Raksha Vidhyalaya campus in Tunda Vandh, Mundra Ta, Kutch. The first ever professional collections completely designed, produced and presented by traditional artisans of Kutch included home furnishings, accessories and garments in themes of nature and culture. The students also included documentation of their courses on colour, concept, market trends, finishing and presentation.

From 21-23 November, the collections were juried by eminent experts in art and craft, including Ashoke Chatterjee, Gulshan Nanda, Jaya Jaitly, Laila Tyabji, Subrata Bhowmick, Darshan Shah, Debbie Thiagarajan, and Sheela Lunkad who gave valuable, lively and professional feedback to the graduating students.

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