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Promoting Indian traditional textile crafts and weaving techniques, FDDI, India participates in virtual exhibit ‘Weaving Traditions: Textiles of India’ organized by The Barron Arts Center, New Jersey, USA

For promoting the Indian traditional textile crafts and weaving techniques, Footwear Design & Development Institute (FDDI), India participated in virtual exhibit ‘Weaving Traditions: Textiles of India’ which was held from 5th to 26th March 2021 at Baron Art Center, Woodbridge, New Jersey, United States of America (USA).

Upon the request received from Ms. Sonal Gadhavi, the Curator for the exhibit, the faculty and students of FDDI School of Leather Goods and Accessories Design (FSLGAD) of FDDI, Chandigarh (Banur) campus participated in the virtual exhibit.


Ms. Sonal Gadhavi is professionally a Fashion Designer who has been working with the top-notch fashion brands in New York City for over 12 years. She is also a published illustrator for children’s storybook on Mindfulness & Yoga. She serves as an ‘Art Commissioner’ of Woodbridge Township of New Jersey, USA.

The product(s) sent by Ms. Arti Singh, Head of Department, FSLGAD and students namely Janvi Yagi & Akansha Vig of Semester -4 and Amrita Chugh of Semester-6 were used as reference of Indian art & culture in the lecture titled ‘Threads & Textiles: A Weaving Story of Traditions’.

These reference depicted textile embroidery crafts such as Chikankari, Kantha, Kasuti, Phulkari, Zardozi, Kashidakari etc. and weaving techniques like Plain weave, Basket weave, Twill weave, Satin weave etc.


The exhibit provided an opportunity to promote FDDI on international level platform and portray its brand value to a larger audience besides creating awareness and portraying importance for India’s heritage of weaving techniques and traditional textile crafts.

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