Indian textile exhibition Vastram to be held in Oman from October 15

YarnsandFibers News Bureau 2015-10-13 15:00:00 – Muscat

The Indian Embassy in Oman is organising textile exhibition Vastram:Splendid World of Indian Textile in cooperation with the Indian Council of Cultural Relations (ICCR) where thirty seven traditional textiles from India will be showcase at the Oman Avenues Mall from Thursday.

H E Indra Mani Pandey, the Ambassador of India to Oman addressing a press conference on Sunday said that the ten-day event is part of the celebrations to mark the 60th year of India-Oman diplomatic relations.

H E Pandey said that Indian textiles were traded in a big way in the pre-industrial age and were known for their intricate weaving patterns, colour, rich variety in design and considered to be unrivalled in the world.

The exhibition, Vastram: Splendid World of Indian Textiles, is being curated by Shelly Jyoti, a fashion designer, visual artist and poet.

The collection will have painted, printed, woven, non-woven, embroidered and embellished textiles. It will showcase the influence of new materials, machine and handspun yarn and use of dyes in Indian textiles.

The textile exhibition run by ICCR will later travel to Ethiopia, Turkey, Fiji and Nepal. The exhibition highlights the role of the Indian government in promoting textile industry since independence.

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