‘Indian Textiles:1,000 years of art and design’ opens from 22 January to 6 June 2022 and is accompanied by a limited-edition catalogue which includes essays by leading historians of Indian textiles, including Rosemary Crill, Steven Cohen, Avalon Fotheringham and Sylvia Houghteling and will showcase court weavings, folk embroideries and other fabrics from the 9th – early 20th centuries. In this article Rosemary Crill, editor of the accompanying catalogue, explores the ideas behind the exhibition.
News: textile collections
Presented by Karun Thakar in collaboration with the V&A and following a challenging review process, the Karun Thakar Scholarships selection committee is awarding funds to three outstanding candidates working on Asian or African textiles and dress.
Textiles assembled by seven pioneering collectors, active between 1900 and 2018, and drawn from seven public collections in the UK were the focus of the annual exhibition (25 January-19 April 2020) held at Two Temple Place on London’s Embankment.