Unconscious Eloquence: An Exporation of Textile of the Mother Goddess


"Unconscious Eloquence" is a 27 minute documentary that introduces a textile tradition of the Gujarati culture of Northwestern India and their process and long standing history of tradition has never before been seen in America. "Unconscious Eloquence" is an experience in discovery and embarks the viewer on a journey through the labyrinth of spiritual, and traditional offerings of the Mother Goddess, the textiles of Mata Ni Pachedi--Cloth of the Mother Goddess, the Chitara community and back to a basic form of interaction.


Unconscious Eloquence


"Unconscious Eloquence" was funded by the Kansas City Artists Coalition's L.I.A.E.P. Grant




Narration by Paula Murray Cole


Music courtesy of the following:


ALisa Starkweather

"I belong to myself" and "Invocation to the Mother"


Stephan Mikes

"Medium Rara" and "Midnight"





Kansas City Artists Coalition

Chitara Community

Jocelyn Russell

Kathleen Hall

Paula Murray Cole

ALisa Starkweather

Stephan Mikes






Global View. "Threads of Tradition". Spring Green, WI. July, 2007.


UW-Madison. School of Human Ecology: Board of Vistors conference. April 2007.


3rd Annual Everyday Goddess Conference. Madison, WI. March 2007.


UW-Madison. Environment, Textiles and Design Department. February 2007.




Textile Society of America. "Textile Narratives and Conversations: 10th Biennial Symposium" Toronto, Ontario, Canada. October, 2006.


Community School of Music and Arts. March, 2006.


Arjun English School, Ahmedabad, India. "Mata Ni Pachedi" textile lecture and screening. December, 2005.


Richan Nagar Society, Ahmedabad, India. "Mata Ni Pachedi" textile lecture and screening. December, 2005.


Wisdom's Goldenrod Center for Philosophic Studies, Hector, NY. November, 2005.


Kansas City Artists Coalition, lecture about Mata Ni Pachedi and screening. October 19th, 2005. (PREMIERE).


Foundation of Light. September 17, 2005. (Preview).


Cornell University. Guest lecture: "Mata Ni Pachedi" March, 2005.




Star Gazette, newspaper. Elmira, NY. "Artist to talk, screen film on devotional art from India" Thursday March 16, 2006.

Ithaca Journal: Ticket, newspaper. Ithaca, NY. "CSMA's 'Coming of Age' Exhibit Celebrates Women and Girls". Thursday, March 2, 2006.


Cortland Standard. Cortland,NY. "Exhibit Celebrates Women and Girls". Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2006.


IndianExpress, newspaper. India. January 2006.


Ahmedabad Times, newspaper. Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India January, 2006.


Art: Kansas City. September through November 2005. Pages 31 and 64.


KC Magazine. October 2005. page 134.


American Craft. August/September 2004 issue.