National Handloom Day is designated on 7th of August .The event honors the rich heritage and creativity of Indian handloom weavers and artisans.. Its goal is to raise awareness about the importance of handloom items in the cultural and economic growth of the country. The day also acts as a platform for weavers to be recognised and for the use of traditional, handwoven fabrics to be promoted.
On August 7, 2023, JD Institute of Fashion Technology,Cochin Campus hosted an exhibition to highlight the diversity and exclusivity of Indian handloom crafts in honor of National Handloom Day. where the Batches were divided into four zones: north, south, east, and west.
The Interior and Fashion Departments participated actively in the event, and the diploma batches presented a mesmerizing display that represented the southern area, which includes the states of Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, and Karnataka.
The BSc FDGM 2021 and BSc ID 2021 batches collaborated to present an excellent exhibition that highlighted the rich textile legacy of the North Zone and featured a wide variety of textiles and exquisite handloom products from the states of Rajasthan, Punjab, and Uttar Pradesh.The MSc FDM 2022 and MSc ID 2022 batches persuasively exhibited the spectacular display of cultural treasures of the East Region. Their exhibition was a monument to the exquisite fabrics and expert crafts that have grown in this dynamic state, with a special focus on honoring Gujarat’s creative richness. Through the lens of these gifted students, the event offered an immersive experience that let visitors delve into the realm of Gujarat’s traditional craftsmanship. The show captured the essence of Gujarat’s artistry and its significant influence on India’s unique cultural tapestry, from finely woven textiles to painstakingly manufactured artifacts.
The BSc FDGM 2022 and BSc ID 2022 batches took on the responsibility of conveying the complicated cultural narratives of West Bengal and Assam, setting out on a trip through the artistic landscapes of the western states. Their show developed into a mesmerizing tapestry of craft, products, embroidery, draping styles, and textiles that identify these states with a stunning fusion of passion and accuracy. As they painstakingly assembled a colorful exhibition that captured the essence of West Bengal’s artistic tradition and Assam’s rich past, the students’ passion showed brilliantly. Attendees were treated to an immersive experience that put them at the center of these regions through their meticulous presentation, emphasizing the long-standing customs that are still woven into the fabric of India‘s cultural identity.
Weaving is an essential skill for future generations of fashion designers, and by presenting exhibitions of this nature, we are encouraging the next generation of designers to master the craft and pass it on as their own.JD Institute Of Fashion Technology wishes a Happy National Handloom Day to all weavers who have not given up on our national heritage