Six-day workshop on ‘Traditional Lepcha Weaving’ to be organised at Pudung, near Kalimpong, from February 19 to 24, 2017 by West Bengal State Akademi of Dance Drama Music and Visual Arts,Rabindra Bharati University
Kolkata, February 14, 2017: The West Bengal State Akademi of Dance Drama Music and Visual Arts, Rabindra Bharati University, in association with the University’s Department of Sculpture, Faculty of Visual Arts, will hold a six-day workshop on ‘Traditional Lepcha Weaving’ at Pudung, near Kalimpong, in Kalimpong district, West Bengal from February 19 to 24, 2017.
The objective of the workshop is to encourage and support traditional weavers of the Lepcha community which has been well known for centuries for the high standards of their weaving, with skills handed down from generation to generation, by
- a) arranging for the training of forty Rabindra Bharati University students from Kolkata by highly skilled master weavers of the Lepcha community;
- b) arranging for reseach and documentation on the traditional weaving of the Lepchas by eliciting and gathering as much data and information as possible; and
- c) endeavouring to make ‘traditional Lepcha weaving’ better and more widely known.