Community Conversation with Hemangini Rathore + Trunk Show

Date: Sunday, October 15, 2023
Time: 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM CDT
Location: Khazana, 2225 Lyndale Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55405

On Sunday, October 15, 2023 from 3pm-4pm, Khazana will host a community conversation with visiting artist Hemangini Rathore, moderated by local textile expert Dr. Cristin McKnight Sethi. Hemangini will speak about her design process and work with Sudarshan, a thriving artisan collective that aims to preserve and promote traditional textile techniques and motifs found in folk textiles from India by creating contemproary designs and products.

About the speakers:

Hemangini Rathore is a textile designer and founder of Sudarshan artisan collective. Through Sudarshan, Hemangini brings together ancient hand-block printing methods and patterns centered on the city of Jaipur, Rajasthan alongside hand-stitching, -weaving, and -dyeing traditions from neighboring states of Gujarat and Jammu-Kashmir. Sudarshan specializes in creating luxurious, contemporary garments and accessories that draw upon the ancient textile traditions of India to ensure that these traditions, and the indigenous artisan communities who make them, continue to survive and thrive. Sudarshan’s work has been featured in the retail spaces of MOMA New York, SF MOMA, the Freer-Sackler Galleries, and the Rubin Museum of Art. Hemangini is a Tree-of-Life Artist with Khazana.

Dr. Cristin McKnight Sethi is a curator, educator, researcher, and writer with expertise in the history of textiles and craft-based media. Cristin is currently Director of Education at Textile Center, a national center for fiber art based in Minneapolis, MN. In addition to her work at Textile Center, Cristin serves on the editorial board of the Textile Museum Journal and chairs the Selection Committee for the International Folk Art Market (IFAM), where she works closely with indigenous makers from around the world.

Trunk Show will be held at Khazana on October 13,14,15, Noon to 6:00 PM (on all 3 days) showcasing Hemangini Rathore’s new collection of handmade and naturally dyed textiles and one of a kind garments.

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