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MCHG November 23rd meeting at PTA

We aretextile from India again meeting on the 4th Saturday this month.  Business Meeting at 10am and program at 11.   We will be hosting Charles Galatis who will be bringing some lovely textiles from his collection.   His enterprise (Mimbres Valley Imports)  carries unique handcrafted products. 

The Mimbres Valley textile collection was born out of a deep respect and long-standing appreciation for the eccentricities and one-of-a-kind nature of things that are handcrafted.

 In a world where mass production has become the norm, five years ago we set out to present the work of the finest textile artists and craftsman from India and SE Asia. This has led to the pursuit of traditional and vintage textiles, but more importantly, the contemporary re-interpretation of age-old technique’s and motifs.

We have a keen interest in sustainable materials, including natural, plant-based dyes, organic cotton, flax, nettle and wild silk.  In addition to presenting traditional hand-woven and block-printed textiles, we are strongly focused on expanding the horizons of various tie-dye techniques such as Bandhani, Shibori (clamp and dip dying).   

Charles Galatis, owner, was a fledgling ceramicist when he enrolled in a weaving class many years ago at Goddard College in Vermont.  This limited training in traditional hand weaving sparked an ongoing love affair with hand–crafted textiles. In 2009, inspired by a long-delayed return visit to N. India, he founded Mimbres Valley with the simple premise of only producing and presenting work that is handcrafted.

Bandhani is a type of tie-dye practiced mainly in the states of Rajasthan and Gujarat, India. The term bandhani is derived from the Sanskrit word banda (“to tie“).

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