From Ritual Cloth to Textile Book

Saturday 30 September 2017, 2 - 3pm, FREE

Ritual Cloth to Textile Book

Join Arun Wolf of Tara Books, India for a free, illustrated talk and film screening around the historic traditions and artisan processes behind making their textile book The Cloth of the Mother Goddess.

Designed to invoke pre-modern traditions of bookmaking, The Cloth of the Mother Goddess has been hand block-printed on textile panels. Each book is conveived as an original work of art made by a group of artisans including tailors, wooden block makers and textile block printers. The book recreates a ritual textile art form known as Mata-Ni-Pachedi, traditionally made by the underprivileged Vaghari community of artisans from Gujarat, for their equally marginalised clients.

Based in Chennai, South lndia, Tara Books is an independent publisher of illustrated books for children and adults that incorporate the work of folk and tribal artists from across India. A selection of their prints and books are available in The Hepworth Wakefield shop.

Book your place

Book your place online or call 01924247360.

This event is part of our Wakefield Lit Fest programme of performances, workshops and free, informal talks and readings for all ages and abilities.


  • 30 September 2017