We were delighted to host Dr. Anu Gupta for Textile Society of America Stitching Affinity Group’s June 2021 Stitch-In.
Dr. Anu H. Gupta is Chairperson and Assistant Professor at the University Institute of Fashion Technology & Vocational Development, Panjab University Chandigarh. With a Ph.D. in Social Anthropology and a Master’s in Clothing and Textiles, she has worked widely on the training of artisans and skill & design development. With twenty-five years of experience in education, research, and skill development; she has published and presented many national and international papers. She is the author of the book, Embroidery in transition: Phulkari from Punjab. Her passion for the woven magic of the land of five rivers Punjab, Phulkari led her to research on this textile.
She has undertaken many industrial and research projects and assignments with organizations like Vardhman; Tynor Orthotics; Khadi and Village Industries Commission; Phulkari Cluster Rajpura; Silk mark Organization of India; International Dolls Museum; Rotary Club; Social Welfare Department, Chandigarh Administration; Chandigarh Commission for Protection of Child Rights, Chandigarh; Ministry of Textiles, Government of India, O/O Development Commissioner (Handicrafts), Hoshiarpur and Punjab Heritage and Tourism Promotion Board.
The TSA Stitch-In event was sponsored by the Embroiderers’ Guild of America and organized by TSA members, Katherine Diuguid and Lindsay Olson.
Further Links for Dr. Gupta’s Work:
“The Effect of Colonization and Globalization in the shaping of Phulkari: A case study of the Textiles of Punjab, India” presented by Dr. Anu Gupta and Shalina Mehta at the TSA’s 2016 Symposium.