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Textiles Gallery at National Crafts Museum in New Delhi

Current context: Union Minister of Textiles, Smriti Zubin Irani, inaugurated Textiles Gallery at National Crafts Museum in New Delhi on 13th August 2019.
Textiles Gallery at National Crafts Museum in New Delhi 
  • The craft museum has a rich collection on display to exhibit the fine Indian Craftsmanship to the public.
  • The masterpieces of traditional handlooms are assembled in a juxtaposed manner with modern audio-visual effects to give a soft touch of Indian craft and traditions.
  • The Gallery is divided into categories of over more than 30 traditions and consists of more than 230 different types of textiles collections.
  • There are five zones in the gallery and each zone has been named on the intricacies of the textiles namely dying (Ikatpatola), weaving, embroidery, TanaBana based and as a pattern (Bandhej, Kalamkari, and Leheria).
  • The display concept has been based on three categories:
    • Pre Loom “Ikat”: where the design is transferred to the yarn before the yarn is placed on the loom and is already visualized.
    • On- Loom: the design is entered on the loom while weaving brocade, weaved shawls, muslin, jamdani and weaved sarees.
    • Post Loom: embroidery and kalamkari come in this category of techniques that can be done on the cloth after it is woven-block printing.

Question: 

Q.1 Recently Union Minister of Textiles, Smriti Zubin Irani, inaugurated Textiles Gallery at National Crafts Museum in___? 
a. Kanpur
b. Bhubaneswar
c. Hyderabad
d. New Delhi
Textiles Gallery at National Crafts Museum in New Delhi Textiles Gallery at National Crafts Museum in New Delhi Reviewed by Neha Verma on August 14, 2019 Rating: 5

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