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Tuesday, April 11, 2023 at 4:00pm
Mann Library, Room 102
Cornell University Mann Library, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853, USA
As part of Mann Library’s Sustainable Fashion programming for the month of April, the Cornell and Ithaca area public are warmly invited to a screening of a documentary film co-directed by professor of communication and feminist, gender & sexuality studies Katherine Sender. Threads: Sustaining India’s Textile Tradition follows the stories of fashion designers and fabric artisans as they transform traditional textile practices for contemporary fashion markets. The film features interviews with designers in Delhi and Jaipur; hand weavers in Chanderi, 350 miles south of New Delhi; bandhani tie-dyers in Bhuj, in India’s north west; and block printers near Jaipur in Rajasthan. As conversations with designers and artisans featured in the documentary illustrate, their ongoing partnerships not only present promising implications for environmental stewardship and workers’ lives, they are also reinvigorating traditional textile techniques and the communities who produce them.
A Q & A discussion with professor Sender will follow the screening.
Mann Library is pleased to present "Threads" as part of the "Threads of History: Textiles Across Cornell" programming occurring on the Cornell campus in. 2022/2023. Other events taking place at Mann Library as part of this programming include:
Check mann.library.cornell.edu for more details and updates on additional programming.