Artisans Collaborate With Artist Laura Kina

Embroidery done by MarketPlace: Handwork of India artisans was highlighed recently at Mumbai’s Nehru Centre in an exhibit titled “Indigo: New Work by Shelly Jyoti and Laura Kina”.

An excerpt from the exhibit’s pamphlet reads, “The works in Laura Kina’s Devon Avenue Sampler series were hand-embroidered by artisans from MarketPlace: Handwork of India, a fair trade women’s organization in Mumbai…Laura Kina now lives and works in “Little India,” a Devon Avenue neighborhood on the northside of Chicago, IL which gruops from India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Israel, and Russia call home… Devon Avenue Sampler feaures street signs and imagery from [Laura’s] Chicago immigrant neighborhood…using indigo dyed thread on khadi fabric.” Read more here to understand the meaning behind the use of indigo in her artwork, and the artist statement.

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