Wednesday, 15 October 2014

V&A Museum: The Fabric of India exhibition

So I thought, why not simply continue with the Indian theme on the blog this week. I was viewing the website of the V&A Museum in London when I came across an exhibition called The Fabric of India that starts next autumn.

The exhibition is part of the V&A's India Season and features handmade Indian textiles from the 3rd to the 21st century, among others, a wide range of historic costumes, an 18th-century tent belonging to Tipu Sultan (1750-1799), and contemporary fashion items by Manish Arora and Rajesh Pratap Singh. If Indian textiles fascinate you I think you should grab your day planner and plan a London trip sometime between 26 September 2015 and 10 January 2016.

If you cannot make it to London there is a blog about the exhibition on the V&A website, where you can read all about it.

Speaking of Indian textiles. I have to point out this book, Indian Textiles: The Karun Thakar Collection, which I discovered last summer on the Style Court blog by Courtney Barnes (if textiles are your passion her blog is a wonderful read. In fact, I just noticed that earlier this month she blogged about the same exhibition). I haven't had the chance to browse through the book, yet, but I have a good feeling about it and immediately added it to my wish list.

photo credit:
1: 20th-century Indian wall hanging (detail) via Victoria and Albert Museum | 2: the cover of the book Indian Textiles: The Karun Thakar Collection, published by Prestel (discovered via Style Court)


  1. This sounds like such an interesting exhibition. There is so much happening in London pretty much any time of year I think. Last week there was a Hans Zimmer concert on the 10th and 11th and I so wish I could have made it, but there were too many things that didn't fit into place in time.

    1. I would go broke if I lived in London … too much to do and see!

  2. Wow this looks so beautiful! I love the V&A museum, it's so magical and they have the best exhibits! Hoping all is well with you! I'll be curious how you like that book when you finally get it :)

    p.s. Still hoping to spot a good bag for M...maybe this weekend!
    xo Mary Jo

    1. Trust me, that book his high on my wish list; it will find it's way to my coffee table.


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