PK Mishra, Director, Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Manav Sanghrahalaya, Bhopal while welcoming Rohini Arora said that there are many art techniques in Himachal Pradesh which are indicative of its rich style. But Chamba Rumal has given this state a different identity across the world. Chamba Rumal is a popular embroidered handicraft, this lecture will open a way for new researchers and your work will be known as a reference work.
Introducing the keynote speaker, Dr Surya Kumar Pandey said that Dr Rohini Arora did her PhD in Textile and Apparel Science from Lady Irving College, University of Delhi in the year 2015 on 'Capacity Building of Artisans for the Sustainability of Traditional Chamba Embroidery'. During her research work, she did important work on skill development of traditional artists of Chamba Embroidery especially Chamba Rumal by documenting the traditional dyeing process, techniques, designs and related materials in detail. During this, a large collection of various attractive samples of Chamba embroidery was made.
Delivering the Museum popular lecture, Dr Rohini Arora said that Pahari region is well known for a tradition of illustrious embroidery done by women in their leisure time with great passion. It was originally practiced in various parts of undivided Punjab and Himachal Pradesh. It is primarily known for its spectacular Chamba rumals, pahari cholies and household articles. The most famous form of embroidery is Chamba rumals which are known for their double-sided embroidery and designs.