04 Jul

Introduction to Timeless Artisans

India offers a huge plethora of peculiar and nuanced forms of art and craftsmanship. Just like one can experience the difference in seasons from the dry desert soils of Rajasthan to the mountainous snow bound Himalayas as one moves from one state to another we can see a cultural shift as well. With the multitude of these diverse and varied cultures we also get to witness really ancient, ethnic and traditional folk arts and craftsmanship. It actually becomes difficult and ineffable to explain the abundance of these beautiful art forms we can find on the soils of the Indian sub-continent. There’s an abundance of creative inspiration that can be found here and with the contemporary design where we see a beautiful marriage between the traditional with the modern; Indian art can cater to contemporary designers to fuse the best of the east with the best of the west to create the most beautiful works of art. We can witness the evolution of art by looking at modern contemporaries and neo-classical artists like Tchaikovsky who used the folk music and infused those sounds into his own work to create some really timeless music. Dvořák and Finnish violinist of the late Romantic period, Jean Sibelius did the same by fusing and getting inspired by folk and traditional art systems to create the new. Paul Gauguin, the famous French Post-Impressionist artist found his muse visiting Tahiti where he painted one of his most famous works, The Tahiti Women.

This is the vision of this project: Timeless Artisans; to create a breeding ground for cultural fusion through the FIBRE TO FASHION STUDY TOUR (India), to be the medium through which young revolutionary designers can come and learn the ancient folk arts from the treasures of India to further incorporate it in their works and to experience the culture by the guided tours.