Atpare Rais of Eastern Nepal

Karen Haggis and Nepalese Woman weaving textiles

Recent Explorations in Nepalese Textiles – a talk by Karen Haggis: Thursday 22nd October, 6 – 7.30pm 2015

An introduction to the textile traditions of Nepal. Karen will be recounting from personal exploration, the weavers’ lives, further illustrated by use of video footage as well as photos of spinning, weaving and knitting with giant nettle ‘allo’ fibres, cotton ‘Dhaka’ weaving and ‘counted thread’ embroiderery made by the Atpare Rais of Eastern Nepal. Nettle scarves and Susi Dunsmore’s ‘The Nettle in Nepal’ booklet will be available for sale. Read more

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