Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Opening Night of the 2012 Symposium - Living Blue

A wall of quilts. The Living Blue Exhibit.

Last night, September 11th was the first event of the 2012 Textile Symposium. The Living Blue Exhibition showed to a sold out audience in the Net Loft on Granville Island.

Anowarul Haq presenting the textiles of Bangladesh.

Anowarul Haq introduced the textiles of the co-operative and explained the need for the work. He described how the project was a vehicle for the empowerment of both agricultural workers and artisans. 

Charllotte Kwon and Dani Bush holding up the door prize.

As with all Maiwa Events there was a fundraiser for the Maiwa Foundation with one ticket winning this $650 quilt from the Living Blue collection.

The night opened with a short film about the Living Blue project and the history of indigo cultivation in the region. The film is hosted on youtube and we are happy to embed it here for those who could not attend the exhibition in person.




1 comment:

  1. Almost as good as being there last night...I just watched the video of 'Living Blue' and am truly impressed with this inspiring project. Luckily I purchased a beautiful piece from their collection last September at the Textile Symposium. GREAT WORK once again you amazing people at MAIWA.
    Sheri Brautigam - Santa Fe, NM

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