Posted on December 13, 2019

The Museum of Islamic Art (MIA) has launched a three-day display on sustainable Indian fashion in collaboration with Caravane Earth.

The first day welcomed Her Excellency Sheikha Al Mayassa bint Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, Chairperson of Qatar Museums. The event showcased a curated selection of contemporary Indian fashion and textiles, and presented a new initiative celebrating sustainability, heritage, and traditional craftsmanship. A symposium took place today which was moderated by Bandana Tewari, sustainability activist and former Vogue India Editor. The speakers were Tania Al-Majid, Associate Curator at the National Museum of Qatar, Pavitra Muddaya, Head of Vimor Foundation and the Director of Education at Qatar Museums, Dr. Jelena Trkulja.

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Themes discussed during the symposium included the history of the abaya and traditional Qatari clothing, building a sustainable global brand, and the textile heritage of Qatar and India. The fashion display and symposium is part of the Qatar India 2019 Year of Culture. Qatar Museums’ Year of Culture programme includes various events that bring to light key issues in today’s world, such as climate change and sustainability – adding more enriching and thought-provoking experiences to the community at large.

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