Braiding Cultures – Is our project during which we went for three months on residency to India to explore the handicraft of weaving. Working with rural artisans was a great experience and allowed us to understand materials as well as techniques used. It gave us the opportunity to plunge into the Indian culture.
We see our residency as the beginning for further collaborations and sustainable relationships with remarkable people we met during our travels. To be continued…
Braiding Cultures was made possible with the generous support of the Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia.
Our vibrant home base in Bangalore
Exploring the possibilities of natural fibers
splitting, weaving, bending, joining
On the trail of bamboo with Uravu
Combining innovative design with traditional handcraft
Every corner hosts a business man
From Prof. Rao’s Bambu Studio to Gangamma’s workshop
making friends with locals
Workshop in a traditional textile art
Exploring bamboo with designer Rebecca Reubens
Welcome to the National Institute of Design
Thank you Delhi for two great weeks
Taj Mahal, Red Fort and Baby Taj
Our coach Minhazz and the colorful Festivals
a week full of new impressions
Tanveen and the woodcarvers
from Swiss cheese to Indian curry
Ready, steady, go!
Here we go: our first steps in weaving
In three months we’re leaving for India to start our project BRAIDING CULTURES.