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I am pleased to welcome you to MGC Asian Traditional Textiles Museum. This international museum showcasing traditional textiles of Cambodia, India, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam was conceived in April 2002. The museum is a reflection of long association and cooperation of Mekong and Ganga region through textiles.

Mekong and Ganga are the two civilizational rivers in Asia, which continue to be the source of livelihood along their banks. The concept of the Museum came from looking at the prosperous textiles traditions in natural fibers of these two regions.

Women have been intimately involved in textile weaving as an integrated part of household activity in the Mekong delta and some parts of India.

The MGCATTM aims to familiarize the public with range of textiles traditions of India and Mekong delta. The MGCATTM is also indicative of the civilizational, cultural and commercial linkages among the member countries down the centuries.

Mekong-Ganga Cooperation Asian Traditional Textiles Museum was opened in April 2014. The Museum explores raw materials, methods of processing the raw materials, weaving methods, methods of decorating the textiles, variety of textiles etc. from the Mekong-Ganga region. The museum features all-encompassing processes of making of traditional textile from around the two river cultures.

Cambodia, India, Lao PDR, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam are the countries, who have collaborated in making of this museum. The museum features the strong textile traditions of these countries.

MGCATTM aims to make the viewing and understanding of variegated styles of textiles, their processes and contemporary fashion etc. a joyful and enriching experience.

Prof. Charu Smita Gupta
Director
MGC Asian Traditional Textiles Museum

 
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