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Weave and Stitch to Sape Music


Weave and Stitch to Sape Music, Celebrating Ikat and Embroidery With Asif Shaikh and Edric Ong

Saturday, July 2, 2016, 10 a.m.

Koret Auditorium, de Young Museum

Admission: $5 for TAC Members, Students and FAMSF Members $10 General Admission

Revival and Promotion of Indian Hand Embroidery Asif Shaikh’s (Ahmedabad) lifelong mission is to save Indian crafts from fading into oblivion. He advances the art of embroidery and propels it to another level of craftsmanship and beauty. In the past two decades, he has revamped tools and techniques, developed new stitches & introduced miniature styles, blended traditional and contemporary designs & colors, supported & trained local artisans, & promoted education and appreciation for the art nationally and internationally. In 2008, the Victoria & Albert Museum, asked Asif to revive their Mughal embroidery pieces. Asif specializes in the 18th century aari embroidery that was produced by the royal courts. He was also asked by UNESCO Parzor in India to revive their parsi gara embroidery.

World Ikat Textiles . . . ties that bind Edric Ong (Sarawak) is internationally known as a designer, textile artist, author, curator of exhibitions, and especially for his championing of natural dyes and materials, His life’s work is to help keep craft traditions alive. He is Senior VP of the Asia Pacific Region of the World Craft Council and works with World Crafts Council-UNESCO on the Award of Excellence for Handicrafts program. He was the Malaysian designer of the Year in 2009, won the Aid to Artisans Advocate Award in 2005. He was recently awarded the Mercedes Benz/STYLO Global Fashion Influence Award 2016 at the Asian Fashion Festival.

Join TAC and our guests  for a Trunk show and Artisan demonstrations on Sunday, July 3rd at Krimsa Fine Rugs from 12 -5 pm 2190 Union Street, San Francisco, CA 94123


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