YARN YATRA

Yarn Yatra – The Raj Art Initiative in its own small way, would like to remind everyone that we are a nation that’s prides in its ability to handcraft almost anything. We still barely rely on mechanized processes, and this is probably what keeps us grounded, rooted and diverse. But as time progresses and the significance of handicraft is erased, everything that we pride ourselves in will cease to exist. Before that happens, TRAI would like to celebrate what we have, through this colourful journey, The Yarn Yatra.

 

PHASE I

Phase I: The first phase of the yatra covered a journey from Delhi to Mumbai. Our artists, Rahul Chaudhary and Pankaj Saroj, yarn bombed 7 cities over a period of 21 days. From Delhi - Jabalpur - Ujjain - Bhopal - Baroda - Ahmedabad - Mumbai and back to Delhi. Our first phase through the western part of India, has been documented through short videos that capture the processes and materials used during the yatra.

DAY 1

Yarn Bombing a tea stall in Jabalpur

DAY 2

Yarn Bombing trees outside Bharat Bhavan, Bhopal

DAY 3

Yarn Bombing at the Tribal Arts Museum, Bhopal

DAY 4

Yarn bombing a tea stall in Ujjain

DAY 5

Yarn bombing a tea stall in Ujjain

DAY 6

Yarn bombing a canteen in Baroda

DAY 7

Mapping Ahmedabad at Kanoria Centre for Arts (Work in process)

DAY 8

Mapping Ahmedabad at Kanoria Centre for Arts (Work in process)

DAY 9

Yarn bombing tress at Florescent Public School, Ahmedabad

SUMMARY

Celebrating the Art of Weaving Traditions ~ A journey through 7 cities.

 

PHASE II

Yarn Yatra Phase II covers a journey of almost 2,200 km, from Delhi to Majuli, the world's largest river island in Assam. In this phase we are traveling across the eastern side of India, from Delhi - Lucknow - Bhadohi - Varanasi - Kolkata - Shantiniketan - Gauhati - Majuli - Delhi.

DAY 1

Yarn Bombing in Lucknow

DAY 2

Yarn Bombing a tea stall in Bhadohi

DAY 3

Yarn Bombing an e-rickshaw in Bhadohi

DAY 4

Yarn bombing at an Art Gallery in Varanasi

DAY 5

Yarn bombing in the 'City of Joy', Kolkata

DAY 6

Yarn bombing in Shantiniketan

DAY 7

Weaving the one-horned rhino in New Lakhimpur

DAY 8

By the road in New Lakhimpur

DAY 9

Ending the Yatra of 13,000 km in Majuli

 
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