July 31, 2015
Biswa Bangla to be part of the London Design Festival this year
It will be a Bengal summer at one of Britain’s most revered museums next year – the Victoria and Albert Museum. Bengal’s stunning textiles and designs will form part of V&A’s spring summer festival in April 2016. Biswa Bangla will be part of the London Design Festival this year from September 19 to 27.
The Victoria and Albert Museum is going big on Indian fabrics. ‘The Fabric of India’, being held at V&A from October 3 2015, to January 10, 2016, will be the first exhibition to fully explore the incomparably rich world of handmade textiles from India.
Biswa Bangla is a single umbrella organization showcasing and promoting all handloom and handicraft products of West Bengal. It is an initiative to address the issues that impact our heritage and the livelihoods of thousands of traditional craftsmen and weavers by improving the visibility and growth of the handloom and handicrafts sector and directly benefiting the weavers and artisans.
The Department of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises and Textiles of the Government of West Bengal has begun working to improve the quality of life of handloom weavers and craftspersons and advance cross-cultural understanding through the identification, documentation, preservation, and presentation of the traditional arts of the state of West Bengal.