The Kuwait Textile Arts Association (KTAA), under the auspices of Beit Al Sadu (Sadu House), held an Indian pageant on 19 April. The event was attended by Sheikha Altaf Salem Al Ali Al Sabah, patron of Sadu House, along with a large gathering of supporters and well-wishers of KTAA.
The show, labeled 'Indian Extravaganza: Sari – the Cloth that Unites India’ was presented by well-known print media and radio broadcaster Chaitali Banerjee Roy. The informative presentation covered the history, diversity and enduring appeal of the Indian sari. While exploring the versatility of the sari, the presenter touched on the diverse ways it is draped, the varied textures of the fabric and its cultural significance to different regions of India, as well as its popularity throughout the subcontinent.
The event also witnessed the launch of book titled 'Women of Kuwait: Turning Tides' authored by Ms. Roy. The book, which outlines the lives of well-known Kuwaiti women who were pioneers in their respective fields, helps dispel the stereotype of Muslim women as being trapped in their homes and confined to traditional female roles.
Adding color and vibrancy to the evening's event was a welcome dance by the Srishti Dance Academy and a fashion catwalk by the teachers and students of Fahaheel Al Watanieh Indian Private School (FAIPS – DPS).