Indigo Submerged • TXNB172W79

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Class Name :

Indigo Submerged • TXNB172W79

Class Date :

May 13 - May 13

Meeting Times :

Sat 9am–3pm (1 session)

Class Location :

Community Room & Annex

Instructor :

Noorjehan Bilgrami

Price :

$150.00 Default

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About this Class:

On view at the museum May 18 to September 3 is Noorjehan Bilgrami: Under the Molsri Tree, an exhibition of photomontages depicting the artist’s family history as well as small installations using shibori, an art using natural indigo dyes that she learned in Japan. Now you have the exciting chance to learn from this internationally recognized artist, who is an artist in residence at Shangri La. Participants will gain an understanding of Noorjehan’s indigo practice and background and view a video on indigo making from the plant. The workshop will conclude with lessons on tie dyeing, or chundri, in the indigo bath that she will prepare.

Noorjehan Bilgrami is a Pakistani visual artist, art educator, textile designer and researcher. Her interest in traditional crafts led to the formation of KOEL in Karachi, an atelier that pioneered the revival of handblock–printed fabrics in Pakistan. She is also one of the founders of the Indus Valley School of Art and Architecture in Karachi, and was a member of the Higher Education Commission for the Government of Pakistan. She was awarded a Japan Foundation Fellowship in 2001-02 to pursue research on natural indigo in Japan. She has authored several books and made videos on craft traditions. She has travelled extensively and lectured at universities and museums all over the world.

Supplies: Please bring rubber gloves and scissors

This workshop is presented in partnership with Shangri La: A Museum of Islamic Art, Culture & Design.

Artwork by Noorjehan Bilgrami

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