Rahul Jain

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Rahul Jain is an Indian textile designer, art historian and author. He founded ASHA, a textile workshop engaged in promoting the traditional Indo-Iranian weaving techniques in Varanasi in 1993 and is reportedly contributing to the revival of the dying art form of silk weaving on traditional Indian drawlooms. Jain has authored a book on textile art, Rapture – The Art of Indian Textiles, which describes the history of Indian textile art for 500 years and published two more books. He is a winner of Jameel Prize III, an international award for contemporary Islamic art. He was honoured by the Government of India in 2015 with Padma Shri,  the fourth highest Indian civilian award.

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