Thilak Samarawicrema
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Tilak Samarawickrema was in Afghanistan (May-June 2010) where he worked as a design consultant for IESC (International Executive Service Corps, Washington) on a USAID funded project to set up a Design Center for carpet weaving.  Afghanistan, whose subtlety and resilience has been long overshadowed by the world media in its hurry to portray it as a place of anarchy and violence, came alive for Tilak in startling ways. His task at hand was to set up a center to train young Afghans to design carpets, drawing from traditional aesthetics and creating styles and motifs that are new and innovative. The vision for design this project embodied is the core of Samarawickrema’s work in textiles over the past two decades. In Kabul he found a similar need to encourage young Afghans to first study in depth the textile heritage of their own region of the country and to then extend their awareness across regions and national boundaries. He believes that it is from a firm grasp of their heritage that they can move beyond it and synthesize other western and non-western sensibilities and create a uniquely Afghan modern aesthetic. 

   
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