Photograph: Annette Jacob, 2019


Pragya is a Doctoral Researcher at the Centre for Design History at the University of Brighton (UK). Her research project unravels and decenters histories of hand-knitting from the Indian subcontinent (1850-1950), intertwining colonial and gender histories. The research is funded by the UKRI AHRC Technē Doctoral Training Partnership.

Alongside academics and research, she co-runs a small studio ‘Unpurl’ wherein she experiments with the techniques of crochet and hand-knitting to design and create contemporary pieces that find function in adornment and lifestyle. This involves working closely with women artisans in not just the creation of products but training them in specific techniques as well.

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