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London to host World Eco Fibre & Textile Art Exhibition
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Jan '13
World Eco Fibre & Textile (WEFT) Art Exhibition, which aims to explore the vivid contemporary global textile traditions by giving an insight into the latest trends of textile arts, is going to take place from January 18 to March 23, 2013, in London.
 
Exhibits from over 35 countries, including Japan, the Philippines, USA, Australia, Thailand, India, Venezuela, Pakistan, Laos, Bangladesh, China, Taiwan, Turkey, Indonesia and Malaysia, will be featured at the event.
 
Along with the opulent display of art pieces made with natural dyes, the event will also highlight textile embellishment arts like embroidery and quilting as well as products made with traditional resist techniques, such as ikat, tritik, shibori, yuzen and batik.
 
In addition to the exhaustively vast exhibits, the event will include a special country-wise promotion and demonstration of handmade textile arts by several international artists like Hiroyuki Shindo, Olivia Batchelder, Bina Rao and Liz Williamson.
 
Conferences based on topics like ‘Endangered Textile Traditions’ will additionally be organized on the sidelines of the expo.
 
Sponsored by Galeri Petronas, Malaysia, the event is being supported by the Unesco, World Crafts Council, World Crafts Council Asia-Pacific, China Arts and Crafts Association, Crafts Council of India and the Asean Handicraft Promotion and Development Association.
 

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