National Handloom Day
August 7th has been declared as National Handloom Day.The celebration honors the talented artisans and handloom weavers of India for their rich legacy. The organization’s objective is to increase public awareness of the value of handcrafted goods for the nation’s cultural and economic development. The day serves as a venue for the celebration of weavers and the promotion of the usage of traditional, handwoven materials.
In celebration of National Handloom Day, Academy of Design & Management organized an exhibition on August 7, 2023, under the guidance of JD Institute of Fashion Technology, Cochin Campus, to showcase the uniqueness and diversity of Indian handloom crafts. where the batches were split into the north, south, east, and west regions.
The diploma batches at the event put on a spellbinding performance that represented the southern region, which comprises the states of Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, and Karnataka. The Interior and Fashion Departments actively participated in the event.
The BSc FDGM 2021 and BSc ID 2021 batches worked together to put on a fantastic exhibition that highlighted the North Zone’s rich textile heritage and showcased a wide range of textiles and exquisite handloom products from the states of Rajasthan, Punjab, and Uttar Pradesh.The impressive presentation of East Region cultural resources was powerfully demonstrated by the MSc FDM 2022 and MSc ID 2022 cohorts. Their show served as a memorial to the fine fabrics and skilled crafts that have developed in this vibrant state, with a special emphasis on celebrating Gujarat’s rich creative heritage. The event provided attendees with an immersive experience that allowed them to explore Gujarat’s traditional handicraft through the eyes of these talented youngsters. From exquisitely woven textiles to painstakingly crafted artifacts, the show perfectly highlighted Gujarat’s artistic flair and its profound impact on India’s distinctive cultural tapestry.
The BSc FDGM 2022 and BSc ID 2022 batches undertook a journey through the aesthetic landscapes of the western states in order to present the complex cultural narratives of West Bengal and Assam. Their performance evolved into a mesmerizing tapestry of textiles, stitching, draping, and craft that accurately and passionately depicts these states. The students’ zeal shone brightly as they laboriously put together a colorful exhibition that perfectly reflected the essence of West Bengal’s creative legacy and Assam’s rich past. Through their thorough presentation, the attendees were given an immersive experience that placed them in the center of these places, highlighting the long-standing traditions that are still woven into the fabric of India’s cultural identity.
Future generations of fashion designers will need to be proficient in weaving, therefore by holding exhibitions of this kind, we are inspiring them to learn the technique and pass it down as their own.Happy National Handloom Day from JD Institute of Fashion Technology to all weavers who are still committed to preserving our cultural legacy.