The Parzor organization is holding an exhibit on Parsi crafts and traditions, along with workshops on Parsi embroidery, next week in Delhi. A brief schedule is copied below.
12th to 16th March 2011
India International Centre, New Delhi Programme
The UNESCO initiated Parzor Project for the Preservation and Promotion of Parsi Zoroastrian Culture and Heritage, IND4070 hasworked for the past decade to create awareness across the world aboutthis tiny community. The Craft Revival Trust has recently comeforward to work on creating awareness about the craft of Parsiembroidery as a part of the Indian craft tradition. The India International Centre has been a major supporter of Parzor over theyears. The programme – A Parsi Panorama – is being brought to you bythe coming together of these three organizations.
12th March 2011, Saturday 5.00pm ART GALLERY, IIC ANNEXE Inauguration of the Exhibition “Parsi Panorama” The Hon’ble Chief Minister of Delhi, Mrs. Sheila Dikshit 5.15pm-6.00pm LECTURE HALL, IIC ANNEXE The Delhi introduction to the first book on Parsi textiles, Peonies and Pagodas: Embroidered Parsi Textiles 6.00pm Special Parsi high tea 13th March 2011, Sunday 10.00am-2.00pm LECTURE HALL, IIC ANNEXE A Seminar on Parsi Craft, Living Parsi Traditions: Origins, Fusions, Influences. 14th March 2011, Monday 10.00am-1.30pm LECTURE HALL, IIC ANNEXE Parzor Embroidery Training Workshop conducted by Mrs. Ava Khullar, Mr. Ashdeen Lilaowala and others. This will include the actual setting up of the adda (embroidery frame), explanation of the meaning of the motifs and their history, and starting to learn the techniques and stitches. Demonstration of Draping the Parsi Sari. 15th March 2011, Tuesday 9.30am-1.30pm LECTURE HALL, IIC ANNEXE Parzor Embroidery Training Workshop continues. Demonstration of Kusti weaving by experts from Navsari. 16th March 2011, Wednesday 9.30am-1.30pm LECTURE HALL, IIC ANNEXE Parzor Embroidery Training Workshop continues. Demonstration of Toran making by experts in this traditional art. 6.30-8.00pm MAIN AUDITORIUM Concluding programme. Parzor honours Dr. Kapila Vatsyayan for the Padma Vibhushan Award and Dadi Pudumjee for the Padma Shri Award. Renowned ghazal singer Penaz Masani presents traditional songs and music.
See http://www.unescoparzor.com/images/documents/programme.pdf for full details.
Info received via email from Dinyar Patel.