Eicher cited in Deccan Herald article on sacred textiles

Joanne Eicher (DHA faculty emeritus) is cited in Geetha Rao's "Weaving sacred textiles" for the Deccan Herald. "India had connections with the global world as early as 500 years ago when trade cloths, which were considered ritually powerful and imbued with magical qualities, were exported to countries in Africa and other nations of the world. The Kalabari people living in the Niger delta of Nigeria, prized imported Indian textiles known as madras of specific colour combinations, primarily red and indigo (called injiri or real India) for use in sacred events about 200 years ago," Eicher tells Rao.