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Textiles Gallery at National Crafts Museum in New Delhi

Published on August 14, 2019
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
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