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Upcoming Exhibition:

The Art of Hand Painted Chintz

by Renuka Reddy

6 April - 6 May, 2017

Renuka Reddy

Obtained a Bachelor's degree in Clothing & Textiles at MS University, Baroda, and a Master's degree in Apparel, Textiles and Merchandising at Eastern Michigan University, USA. Was consultant to the Ministry of Textiles and the J & K Handloom on the Pashmina Shawl Revival Project. Her work has been exhibited at 'Chintz, Cotton in Bloom' at the Fries Museum, The Netherlands in 2017, and is a part of the Museum's permanent collection. First solo exhibition in 2017, at Gallery Art.Motif, New Delhi. After working with crafts and technical textiles, Renuka Reddy now explores the traditional methods of producing chintz, combining her skill and knowledge from diverse experiences. Rediscovering these magnificent textiles, she says "has given me an opportunity to work with my hands, to learn, to experiment, and to discover".

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Chintz 1

Hand painted, mordant and resist-dyed cotton. Madder, Indigo, Pomegranate, Fermented iron

107 x 107cm

CODE: RENU / 1

Chintz 2

Hand painted, mordant and resist-dyed cotton. Madder, Indigo, Myrobalan, Fermented iron

37 x 41cm

CODE: RENU / 2

Chintz 3

Hand painted, mordant and resist-dyed cotton. Madder, Indigo, Pomegranate, Fermented iron

52 x 55cm

CODE: RENU / 3

Chintz 4

Hand painted, mordant and resist-dyed cotton. Madder, Indigo, Pomegranate, Fermented iron

77.5 x 183cm

CODE: RENU / 4

Chintz 5

Hand painted, mordant and resist-dyed cotton. Madder, Indigo, Pomegranate, Fermented iron

52 x 61cm

CODE: RENU / 5

Chintz 6

Hand painted, mordant and resist-dyed cotton. Madder, Indigo, Pomegranate, Fermented iron

96.5 x 173cm

CODE: RENU / 6

Chintz 7

Hand painted, mordant and resist-dyed cotton. Madder, Indigo, Pomegranate, Fermented iron

27 x 61cm

CODE: RENU / 7

Chintz 8

Hand painted, mordant and resist-dyed cotton. Madder, Indigo, Pomegranate, Fermented iron

81 x 107cm

CODE: RENU / 8

Chintz 9

Handpainted and resist painted cotton. Madder, Alizarin, Indigo, Pomegranate, Fermented iron

38 x 112cm

CODE: RENU / 9

Chintz 10

Hand painted, mordant and resist-dyed cotton. Madder, Indigo, Pomegranate, Fermented iron

37 x 41cm

CODE: RENU / 10

Chintz 11

Handpainted and resist painted cotton. Madder, Alizarin, Indigo, Pomegranate, Fermented iron

63.5 x 110.5cm

CODE: RENU / 11

Chintz 12

Hand painted, mordant and resist-dyed cotton. Madder, Indigo, Fermented iron

26 x 60cm

CODE: RENU / 12

Chintz 13

Hand painted, mordant and resist-dyed cotton. Madder, Indigo, Pomegranate, Fermented iron

96.5 x 79cm

CODE: RENU / 13

Chintz 14

Handpainted and resist painted cotton. Madder, Alizarin, Indigo, Pomegranate, Fermented iron

68.5 x 119cm

CODE: RENU / 14

Chintz 15

Hand painted, mordant and resist-dyed cotton. Madder, Indigo, Pomegranate, Fermented iron

53 x 112cm

CODE: RENU / 15

Chintz 16

Hand painted, mordant and resist-dyed cotton. Madder, Indigo, Pomegranate, Fermented iron

53 x 55cm

CODE: RENU / 16

Chintz 17

Handpainted and resist painted cotton. Madder, Alizarin, Indigo, Pomegranate, Fermented iron

122 x 190.5cm

CODE: RENU / 17