Feb 25, 2015
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London's V&A to present The Fabric of India as part of India Festival

Feb 25, 2015

This October, the Victoria & Albert Museum in London will open its doors to The Fabric of India, an exhibition that will explore the world of handmade textiles from India.

Photo: The V&A Museum

The Fabric of India will showcase around 200 handmade objects, from the earliest known Indian textile fragments to contemporary fashion. Pieces will include everything from ancient ceremonial banners, to a tent used by Tipu Sultan (1750-1799), the famed ruler of the Kingdom of Mysore.

The exhibition will also show how cloth was made by hand and look at how wealth, power and religious devotion are all expressed through textiles. It is part of the V&A's Festival of India, which marks the 25th anniversary of the opening of the Museum’s Nehru Gallery.

Ambassador Ajai Malhotra IFS (Retd.), newly appointed Chairman of the Nehru Trust, said: "Over the past quarter century The Nehru Trust for the Indian Collections at the V&A, working closely with the Victoria and Albert Museum in London and a wide range of other organisations in India and the UK, has contributed significantly to the development of professional skills and scholarship in museology and conservation in India. The NTICVA will even more actively promote interest in India’s vast and magnificent art and cultural heritage in the years ahead."

The Fabric of India will run from October 3 to January 10, 2016.

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