OPENING RECEPTION – AAKANSHA (ASPIRATION)
Aakansha (Aspiration) – Fine Embroidery by Asif Shaikh, leader of India’s embroidery revival.
Exhibition runs from July 17th – August 1st, 2017
For our third show WSG presents Aakansha, an exhibition of new embroidery by Asif Shaikh. Born in Ahmedabad, one of India’s great textile hubs, Asif Shaikh cultivated a fascination with embroidery and fine textiles from a young age. He attended the School of Interior Design (CEPT) to further develop his aesthetic sensitivity and expand his knowledge of traditional and contemporary techniques. The line of textiles he designed and released in 2013 entitled “resurgence”, have been shown around the world and played an integral part in reviving India’s rich embroidery legacy, while looking toward new innovations to help it thrive.
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