Friday, May 16, 2014

Event - The Orissa File


[2014 Symposium registration opens June 23 at 10am.]

2014 Maiwa Textile Symposium
Event The Orissa File
Charllotte Kwon

$15 October 25, 7:45 pm
Net Loft: Granville Is. Vancouver BC



Over a decade has passed since Maiwa’s last major research trip to Orissa. During that time many things have changed and a new generation of weavers and artisans have taken over the work of creating Orissa’s cultural future.

Join us as we take you through some of the most beautiful villages in India. You will see streets with stretched warps, bolts of brilliant fabric freshly cut from the looms, wild silks, tribal potters, and even a prince in his family palace.

During the THREADS EVENT it is customary to sell everything in the Maiwa store at 20% off. All proceeds from this evening go directly to the Maiwa Foundation.


Charllotte Kwon is the owner of Maiwa Handprints Ltd. and the director of the Maiwa Foundation. Through Maiwa, Charllotte also runs a textile archive and research library located on Granville Island. Under her direction Maiwa has produced four documentary films and a number of print publications. She also guides Maiwa’s substantial web presence.

Charllotte travels extensively each year to research handcraft and to supplement her natural-dye research. Always looking to extend natural dye use, she also teaches dyeing workshops with artisans around the world and has planned a series of natural dye master classes to bring exceptional practising artisans together.

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