Jawahar Kala Kendra plays host to a painstakingly curated exhibit that traces the evolution of aesthetics in Indian handmade textiles, from the country’s Independence till present day. Reflecting the fields of art, design, fashion and craft, it presents paintings on cloth, tapestries, sculpture, carpets and rugs, saris, garments and other forms of creative expression in fabric.

Together, they convey the expected and often unusual journeys in materials and techniques that have shaped the explorations of master artisans, craftspeople, artists, designers as well as experimental, niche design studios and popular, well known brands. Artists and designers like Aneeth Arora, Amit Aggarwal, Rahul Mishra, Sanjay Garg and Rajesh Pratap Singh are among those who will have their creations on display. The exhibit will also showcase the work of The National Institute of Design, The Registry of Saris and The Weavers Service Centres.

Curated by Mayank Mansingh Kaul and designed by Reha Sodhi, the exhibition will be on view daily till July 30, with the exception of Mondays and public holidays.