Notes on Antique Textiles, Folk Art & Timeless Traditions – Jaina Mishra

Karthika Audinet on “Two Great Textile Traditions of Southern India,” Part 1, The Lecture

Superb lecture by Karthika Audinet on “Two Great Textile Traditions of Southern India,”

R. John Howe: Textiles and Text

On Saturday, April 18, 2015, textile designer, educator, and entrepreneur, Karthika Audinet


gave a Rug and Textile Appreciation Morning program highlighting the fine craftsmanship of hand-loomed fabrics and hand-painted textiles from southern India.

Karthika began with an illustrated lecture.  She has given me both the illustrations and the text and what follows is a virtual version of her lecture.

(In many cases, you can click on an image to see a larger version.  I will mark some that I think it would especially be to your advantage click on.)

Two Great Textile Traditions of South India


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This is Karthika speaking:


Namaste everybody!(ed. Namaste means “I bow to the divine in you.”)

I decided to focus on just 2 major aspects that made Indian textiles stand out amongst world textiles and continues to do so:

• Fineness

• Color

It just so happens that South India, and especially the state…

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