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Swati Maskeri

Area of Practice

Weaver, Textile designer

Education

UG Diploma, Textile design with specialization in weaving, Sophia Polytechnic, Mumbai

PG Diploma in Textile Design, National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad

Work Experience

  • Himatsingka Seide Ltd – 3 years
  • Ritu Kumar design studio – 2 years
  • Bombay Store – 1 year
  • Market Place, a social enterprise working with artisans in Kutch and slums of Bombay – 3 years

Interest Areas

hand weaving; indigenous craft practices; colour and culture; co-design/participatory design

Current Practice at Srishti

Basic and advanced weave; colour, Sustainable design, Participatory workshops with craft communities, Transdisciplinary projects

Creative Practice and Outreach

  • invited to present at the Sustainable Fashion conference in Stolkholm, Sweden
  •  “Saree as canvas” selected for the exhibition at the International Shibori Symposium at Oaxaca, Mexico
  • Design entry “Colour Play – Inspired by Rothko” shortlisted for the Lexus design awards 2019
  • group exhibition of Women artists at Karnataka Chitrakala Parishad, in November 2019
  • hand weaving and Shibori workshops for children and adults

Projects showcase:

Designing for Learning Spaces

Designing for Learning Spaces
Project by Ekta & Chhavi

 

Craft Processes, Practices & Material

Craft Processes, Practices & Material 1
Field visit with students to Yelahanka Old town, weaver’s colony

 

Craft Processes, Practices & Material

Craft Processes, Practices & Material 2
Students sharing and discussing their work in the classroom

 

Craft Processes, Practices & Material

Craft Processes, Practices & Material 3
Exhibition of student works

 

Craft Processes, Practices & Material

Craft Processes, Practices & Material 4
Discussions with embroidery artisans and students as part of the Participatory workshop