‘Weaves Of Maheshwar’ by Keya Vaswani and Nidhi Kamath, which won the National Award for the best promotional film of 2016, documents the Indian weaver’s love-hate relationship with textiles
Like warp and weft, Keya Vaswani and Nidhi Kamath work together to create textile history. At 26, and within three years of leaving design school, they have built up an enviable oeuvre of short films on India’s crafts; earlier this year, their 30-minute film, Weaves Of Maheshwar, won the Rajat Kamal for the best promotional film at the 63rd National Film Awards.
“It was the end of March. We had been shooting a film in Benaras and we were really tired,” remembers the Raipur-born Vaswani. “We heard that the national awards had been announced, so Nidhi went online and checked the list. She didn’t find our names, so we just shrugged and went to sleep...............Read more