Rahul Jain

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Rahul Jain
Born1963 (age 56–57)
Delhi,
OccupationTextile designer
AwardsPadma Shri
Jameel Prize

Rahul Jain is an Indian textile designer, art historian and author.[1] Born in Delhi in 1963,[2] he founded ASHA, a textile workshop engaged in promoting the traditional Indo-Iranian weaving techniques in Varanasi in 1993 and is reportedly contributing to the revival of the dying art form of silk weaving on traditional Indian drawlooms.[3] He employs silver and gold threads on pure Indian, Iranian, and Turkish silk and his motifs are known to be Mughal, Safavid and Ottoman inspired.[1]

Jain has authored a book on textile art, Rapture - The Art of Indian Textiles, which describes the history of Indian textile art for 500 years.[4] He has also published two more books, Mughal Patkas Ashavali Saria and Indo-Ground Fragments in the Collections of the Calico Museum of Textiles and the Sarabhai Foundation, a book on the historical techniques used in textile weaving[5] and Handcrafted Indian Textiles: Tradition and Beyond, a book on design, techniques and aesthetics.[6]

Jain was shortlisted for the Jameel Prize III,[7] an international award for contemporary Islamic art.[8] He was honoured by the Government of India in 2015 with Padma Shri, the fourth highest Indian civilian award.[9]

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  1. ^ a b "V&A Channel". V&A Channel. 2015. Retrieved 24 February 2015.
  2. ^ "Chicago Art Institute". Chicago Art Institute. 2015. Retrieved 24 February 2015.
  3. ^ "Vimeo". Vimeo. 2015. Retrieved 24 February 2015.
  4. ^ Rahul Jain (2011). Rapture - The Art of Indian Textiles. Niyogi Books. p. 244. ISBN 978-8189738808.
  5. ^ Rahul Jain. Mughal Patkas Ashavali Saria and Indo-Ground Fragments in the Collections of the Calico Museum of Textiles and the Sarabhai Foundation. Sarabhai Foundation. ISBN 978-8186980408.
  6. ^ Martand Singh (ed.). Handcrafted Indian Textiles: Tradition and Beyond. Rahul Jain (Text), Rta Kapur Chishti (Text). Roli Books. p. 156. ISBN 9788174360847.
  7. ^ "Jameel Prize". VAM. 2015. Retrieved 24 February 2015.
  8. ^ "Jameel Prize III". Jameel Prize III. 2015. Retrieved 24 February 2015.
  9. ^ "Padma Awards". Padma Awards. 2015. Archived from the original on 26 January 2015. Retrieved 16 February 2015.

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