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Madhu Jain-Milind Soman set to exhibit Tree of Knowledge at CWG

Tree of Knowledge,a project headed by designer Madhu Jain and Milind Soman will be showcased in CWG Opening Ceremony.

New Delhi | Published: September 16, 2010 3:59:31 pm

“The Tree of Knowledge”,a creation of Project M,which is a joint partnership of designer Madhu Jain and actor-model Milind Soman has been given the rare honor to be exhibited during the opening ceremony of the Commonwealth Games,2010. The rich textile and ornate traditional crafts will be showcased under the category “Fabric of India Segment”,comprising a time chunk of 9-10 minutes of the 50 minute event.

The unique fabrics to be highlighted in the segment will be sourced directly from the weavers and craftsmen of Andhra Pradesh and West Bengal. So,viewers would get a glimpse of the vibrant and colorful motifs of Kalamkari as well as the finely woven kantha work.

The base fabric used has been carefully created using a combination of bamboo fibre and silk. The inspiration behind the Tree of Knowledge is derived from the chinar tree of the Kashmir Valley. A total of 300 weavers,500 craftsmen and 200 hand embroidery artisans have together made this project a success.

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