The remote region of Northeast India is home to eri silk, a rustic fibre rich with cultural significance. It is cultivated and woven by many of the numerous ethnic groups of the region. In Meghalaya it is almost exclusively dyed with natural dyes and traditionally woven on a simple bamboo floor loom.
The weaving communities of Meghalaya have been exposed to significant social change and external interventions since pre-colonial times, much of which can be ‘read’ through a study of the textiles and techniques. The presentation will be followed by a broad introduction to Northeast India by Native Northeast, a tour company that offers textile, cultural and wildlife tours of the region.
Handwoven Eri Silk Textiles from Northeast India – A talk by Anna-Louise Meynell.
A talk by Anna-Louise Meynell Tuesday 7th August 6pm – 7.30pm
Tickets: £8.00. Reserve tickets by phone or email (see over).
Pay on the door.