Transitioning Tradition: Rethinking Craft Practices in a Contemporary Context
Savannah, Georgia: Savannah College of Art and Design
Thesis (M.F.A.) -- Fibers
Savannah College of Art and Design -- Department of Fibers
Bibliography: pages 62-63
"This paper focuses on ‘traditional’ material culture and the transformation and transition of craft practices in order to perpetuate their survival in modern society. This is achieved by looking at Indian handmade textiles- their journey from the past into the present and need to recontextualize them for the contemporary market. By exploring the meaning of tangible and intangible material culture, the problems faced by craftspeople using traditional textile practices will be highlighted. This research assists in understanding the complex construct of tradition and heritage, emphasizing that they are not static entities and need to be transformed, transitioned and modified with time for their perpetuation."
Keywords: tradition, crafts, Indian, transition, contemporary
CHAIR: First, Deborah
PDF : 63 pages, illustrations (chiefly color)
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