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Location Ahemdabad, Gujarat, India
Introduction For this open elective of Star Peacock Aeroplane and Kites at National Institute of Design (Ahmedabad) students were invited to experience the craft of ‘Katab’ both as a skill and as a design concept. Each student was paired with a traditional ‘Katab’ artisan and learnt how to make sketches by hand-stitching units of cloth. The workshop was an opportunity to enhance the understanding of expressing daily life objects as simplified and abstracted motifs/ideas. With appreciation of how stars, peacocks, aeroplanes and kites have evolved in the folk craft of ‘Katab’, the students learnt the traditional skills of folding, cutting and stitching of cloth. As a physical output, each student has a portfolio of textile explorations leading to a focussed theme. An important aspect was scouring for sustainable materials and application of colours.