Rajasthan Heritage Week’s finale highlighted the state’s handloom technique, beautifully woven into chic, modern and ethnic wear. The event was held in Jaipur.
Designers, textile revivalists and weavers showcased their creative prowess on the Rajasthan Heritage Week (RHW) ramp.
The Rajasthan Heritage Week showcased crafts and textiles, particularly historical fabric khadi and rich handmade fabrics unique to the state of Rajasthan. Rajasthani textiles and crafts created by the national award winning master weavers and artisans were put up for public display during the heritage week.
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“We are determined to give our Khadi and handloom the tag of luxury, which it very rightly deserves,” Rajasthan chief minister Vasundhara Raje.
The event was jointly organised by Khadi Board, government of Rajasthan and Prasad Bidapa Associates. It honoured the works of experienced weavers from Bagru, Jaipur, Sanganer, Kaithoon, Mangrol, Barmer, Baran and Pokhran and showcased cutting-edge modern design by Abraham Thakore, Raghavendra Rathore, Rajesh Pratap Singh, Hemant Trevedi, Rohit Bal, Vidhi Singhania, Wendell Rodricks, Rimzim Dadu, Urvashi Kaur.
And because Rajasthan is on the to-visit list of most foreigners, the event also attracted International designers like Bibi Russell, Sonali Dharmawardena, Ajai Vir Singh and Madina Kasimbaeva and others.
Rajasthan Heritage Week was launched with the intention of promoting traditional textiles and crafts. The event aims to create increased employment, and a better quality of life for the artisan of Rajasthan.