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The Fabric of India

July 7 : 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Daily 10-5PM, Thursday until 8PM

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This exhibition showcases over 140 superb examples drawn from the internationally-renowned holdings of London’s Victoria & Albert Museum and private collections. 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 fabrics, and cutting-edge fashion, discover how Indian textiles have been interwoven with religion, politics, and global trade for centuries.

Organised 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.

Paid for in part by Sarasota County Tourist Development Tax Revenues.

Sarasota County Tourist Development Tax

Image: Gujarati Embroidery (detail), 1680–1700. Cotton embroidered with silk, 78 3/8 × 70 1/2 in. On loan from the Victoria and Albert Museum.


July 7
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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