South Asia Center Speaker Series: Alisa Weinstein and Surendra Singh Shekhawat
Tuesday, November 13, 2018 12:30 PM
Cloth to Clothing: The Art of Tailors in Jaipur
This talk, based on a year of
collaborative fieldwork in Jaipur, Rajasthan, highlights the expanse of
tailors' art forms practiced within the constraints of
pleasing their customers. The focus is on the aesthetic
standards, problem-solving strategies, and values that tailors infuse
in the producing of clothing. It also explores
how tailors see their work in relation to fashion designers and readymade
clothing in rapidly changing, fast-paced globally informed India.
For more information, please contact Emera Bridger Wilson (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Sponsoring Department: South Asia Center, Moynihan Institute of Global Affairs