Desi Oon ~ Hamara Apna: Fleece & Fibre Festival
December 16, 2022
— December 20, 2022
The 4th Desi Oon Festival celebrates the crafts and communities associated with Indian wool and highlights the huge opportunity to use this abundant material. The Desi Oon Festival is an initiative of the Desi Oon Hub, facilitated by the Centre for Pastoralism. The Hub is a collaborative of organisations from across the country’s pastoral landscapes that works with shepherds, knitters, felters, spinners and weavers to bring indigenous wool into our lives, homes and wardrobes.
The Festival showcased textiles and apparel, Indian wool as a thermal and acoustic insulant in buildings, and as a packaging material for fragile, temperature-sensitive, perishable goods. Visitors attended workshops on traditional spinning, weaving, felting, knitting and macrame techniques and interact with artisans, herders, designers and practitioners from various regions. Centre for Pastoralism’s National Wool Report, a study on India’s indigenous wool, was launched at the festival.
Triveni Kala Sangam, New Delhi