Aztec designs are the symbol of ancient Mesoamerican civilization. The abstract, geometrical designs are very popular and have been adapted into different art forms including tattoo, pottery, and fabric designs. To understand the art of the Aztec Bracelet, Rooftop curated an Aztec Bracelets Workshop and invited Pragya Goenka. She is a third-year Industrial Designing student from the National Institute of Designing. Pragya loves to explore folk art and local crafts. She is also someone who advocates sustainable art.
The Aztec Bracelets Workshop Began
Pragya began the Aztec Bracelets Workshop by talking about the types of yarns used to make Aztec-designed bracelets. She also informed the attendees about the process of weaving the yarns and described how similar it is to that of macrame. The bracelet-making process began with Pragya cutting 6 strings of three different coloured yarns into one-meter lengths each. Then she tied all six strings together in a loop and began weaving them together. Pragya patiently explained each step to the participants and answered every question they had. The artist also displayed bracelets with various designs she had made earlier to give the audience a better understanding of Aztec art. She began by teaching a hitch-knot way of creating square designs and then ended the workshop by demonstrating how to make a heart-shaped design with the same hitch-knot.
Towards The End Of The Workshop
Participants made Aztec Bracelets using different materials like jute, wool, and embroidery yarn. They displayed their bracelets on camera and impressed Pragya. It was a fun and interactive experience curated by Rooftop to bring together like-minded creative heads. Participants joined from different parts of the country and were of different age groups but their love for art brought them together on the same platform.