Today we presented our surface designs to the appliqué masters. One of the interesting cultural quirks is the side to side head bob. As Ramisha translated our concepts, we waited with baited breath. Did they like them -yes, no? Impossible to tell as heads sway to and fro. Happy to report we got the thumbs up, along with lots of laughter.
|Presenting our designs to Sarju and Bidam.
And of course we do not want to overlook CoDA’s many objectives; one of which is to tell the story of these amazing women and the time and work they put into their craft. The value as added by the hand work must be celebrated. Part of our work here is to make sure we tell that story.
|At work in our make shift design studio.|
|At work in our on surface designs.|
|The lovely Rishima, translating our concepts.|
|Out comes the record book. Discussing old motifs, applied in new ways.|
More designs. More discussions…