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South Asia Center Speaker Series: Alisa Weinstein and Surendra Singh Shekhawat

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From 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.

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Sponsoring Department: South Asia Center, Moynihan Institute of Global Affairs

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