Balaram "Eco-friendly Textile Paintings and Wall Hangings," Nov. 11-15

Padmini Tolat Balaram textile image

Balaram "Eco-friendly Textile Paintings and Wall Hangings," Nov. 11-15

01 Nov 2013    

Padmini Tolat Balaram, a Fulbright-Nehru lecturer in textiles at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, will present an exhibition, "Eco-friendly Textile Paintings and Wall Hangings: Innovative Natural Dyed Textiles," at the Nebraska Union, 14th and R streets, Nov. 11-15.

This exhibition is based on the intense research on natural dyes and resist techniques, which Padmini learned from the master craftspeople in India and Japan, as well as some of her own experimental methods and innovations. The exhibit is free and open to the public and will be on display in the Rotunda Gallery from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 11-14 and 9 a.m. to noon on Nov. 15. In addition, a public celebration and reception will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Nov. 11 in the gallery.

Padmini's effort is to promote eco-friendly sustainable dyes and fibers, which do not spread any toxicity to the people who use the textiles as well to the workers who manufacture those textiles. The textiles are ideal for decorating residences and office spaces.

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