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Architectural Intervention for the Dying Handloom – The Banarasi Weave

Samanwita Ghosh


Textile and Architecture, the two worlds of design may require a vis-à-vis to sustain a dying art, a dying population. The plight of weavers need not be sympathized upon or neither the multifaceted ignorance is specifically blamed. The conditional analysis directs towards stratified solutions based on a single need, that is, Space. The paper reflects on the tailored fit for these artisans, being the need of the hour, possible only by the collective concern and outreach of spatial designers who have the power to reform society through spaces.

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