The Parsi Gara: Cultural Symbols and More

Textile designer, author and curator Ashdeen Lilaowala is known for his research and revival work on the Parsi Gara through his eponymous label that specializes in hand-embroidered saris inspired by the storied craft. Through this talk, he will share with us exciting insights and stories on the splendor of the Parsi Gara, traditional Parsi motifs and symbols, and community crafts. These include lesser-known nuances of kusti weaving, torans and accessories like phetas, pagris and sapats that carry cultural significance among Parsis. Enjoy a delightful program of vibrant and visual storytelling as Ashdeen takes us on a journey through these timeless crafts.

You may view a recording of his presentation here.

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