Design, development and implementation of projects

Founded in 2008 by Karthika Audinet, Designers and Artisans is a consultancy focused on contemporary design anchored by a deep appreciation of cultural heritage and traditions


Classes on Textile Design 

in partnership with the George Washington University Museum and The Textile Museum.

Making scholarship accessible to a wide audience. Online lectures featuring textiles from world museums, the Cotsen Textile Traces Study Collection as well as award winning contemporary artists and designers

10 + years teaching graduate level classes and delivering educational modules for colleges and museums in the USA and India.


25 + years of experience in designing luxury textiles and high-end crafts in Asia, Europe and the USA.


Join an informal community of textile lovers for monthly online discussions or attend talks by experts to expand your horizons.


Technical Analysis of 9 Fragments in Catalogue of the Textiles in the Dumbarton Oaks Byzantine Collection, Harvard University.

Read an article about Indian textiles in the Dumbarton Oaks Byzantine Collection (Textiles Asia Journal, January 2019, Volume 10, Issue 3) here.

Read an article about Indigenous Indian cotton (Textiles Asia Journal, January 2017, Volume 8, Issue 3) here.

Article on Shaphee Lanphee, a woven and embroidered shawl from northeast India: Forthcoming, Textile Asia Journal, January 2022.