Today I was pottering about on the Southbank and discovered an exhibition of gorgeous Indian fabric in the Royal Festival Hall. The work is from JiYO, an organisation developing skilled artisans and innovative design in rural communities in India.
The exhibition includes beautiful, colourful sweeping lengths of ikat and batik fabric, as well as woven art and demonstrations of craft skills. One artisan was demonstrating her spinning skills on this wheel.
There’s an interesting video about JiYO on youtube if you want to know more.