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Posted by:  Cathy

I am very honored to be presenting “Threads: the Art and Life of Surayia Rahman” at the Maiwa Textile Symposium, September 25 at 7:45PM on Granville Island, Vancouver, BC!  The Maiwa Symposium is an amazing series of workshops, lectures and events hosted each year by Maiwa Handprints.  I have long admired the work of Maiwa’s Charlotte Kwon, and her devotion to textile art and artisans.

Registration for the Maiwa Symposium begins on June 23.  I’ll be sure to post a reminder, and would love to see friends there.

Also in September,  I will be jointly presenting a paper on “Surayia Rahman: The Refining of a Domestic Art”  at the Textile Society of America Symposium, “New Directions: Examining the Past, Creating the Future,”  in Los Angeles with Professor Niaz Zaman of Bangladesh, one of the foremost authorities on nakshi kantha.  Niaz has known Surayia for many years and has been a strong supporter of the documentary film project from the beginning.  Niaz will follow her TSA presentation with ones in Seattle and San Francisco on other topics related to nakshi kantha.

Posted by:  Cathy

We are pleased to see that Maiwa Handprints, of Vancouver, BC, will be featuring kantha, indigo and Bangladesh later this year.  On September 11, 2012, the Maiwa store on Granville Island will host a “Living Blue” exhibit with displays and discussion about indigo.  On September 12 and 13 at Maiwa East Anowarul Haq and Apurba Deb Roy will lead a workshop on kanthas.  On October 11 Mary Lance’s excellent documentary about indigo “Blue Alchemy” will screen in Vancouver, and Mary will be there to talk about her film.