A FINE LINE - Cultural Practice

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AN OBJECT OF USE IS AN OBJECT WHICH ONE USES AND NEEDS TO GET OTHER OBJECTS OUT OF THE WAY (Vilem Flusser)

  

Warli & Weave





Curated for the V&A Museum of Childhood in November 2008, this exhibition addressed two tribal
craft areas of practice from India, looking in particular at the ways in which children acquired craft
skills from within their family group. It sought to challenge the media representation of South Asian
childrens' engagement with craft as being a negative, sweatshop activity, as well as highlighting the
degrees of skill inherent in each process. Signature Warli paintings by Jivya Soma Mashe and
Ramesh Hengade were juxtaposed with weaving by Dayal Vankar and other families from Kutch.



Dayal Vankar                                                         Jivya Soma Mashe




Installation View