Textile Designer Anjali Mangaldas Passes Away at the Age of 81


Anjali Mangaldas, a doyen of Textile Design left for heavenly abode, on Sunday, May 14, 2017 at her Ahmedabad residence. Mangaldas had a keen interest towards Textile Art since a very young age and this led her to study textile art at Royal College of London. She’s been a prolific collector ever since and had an exquisite collection of house textiles that suffices as a reference to the textile crafts of Gujarat. Her entire collection, which includes some century old pieces, is brought out in public domain as a permanent display by her son Abhay Mangaldas. A noted Heritage Entrepreneur, Abhay developed The Ahmedabad Trunk, and gave it a housed it at the famous The House of MG.

Her aesthetic sensibilities manifested in other areas too, she was among the first student of Kathak at the  Kadamb Dance School and is also known for her contribution to regional culinary arts through her book Bhojan No Anand (Joy of Food).

The family has organised a prayer dedicating ritual on Tuesday, May 16th, 2017 from 08:30 am at Nirman Bhawan, Law Garden.

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