All Members are invited to join us to view the exhibition, The Fabric of India. Enjoy a welcome reception with our Curator of Asian Art, Dr. Rhiannon Paget. Members may visit the exhibition at their leisure throughout the day. This event is free for members at all levels and Members will also save an additional 5% discount in the Museum Stores.
The Fabric of India illustrates the variety, technical sophistication, and adaptability of Indian textiles from the fifteenth to the twenty-first centuries. Through a stunning range of historical dress, carefully preserved masterpieces, and cutting-edge fashion, discover how Indian textiles have been interwoven with religion, politics, and global trade for centuries. This exhibition showcases over 140 superb examples drawn from the internationally-renowned holdings of London’s Victoria and Albert Museum and public and private collections.
Organized by the Victoria and Albert Museum, London
Support for this exhibition was generously provided by the Arthur F. and Ulla R. Searing Endowment, William G. and Marie Selby Foundation Endowment, Ting Tsung and Wei Fong Chao Ringling Museum Endowment, and The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art Foundation.
Image: Gujarati Embroidery (detail), 1680–1700. Cotton embroidered with silk, 78 3/8 × 70 1/2 in. © Victoria and Albert Museum, London.