T H E F A B RI C O F I N DIA : A N E X H I B ITIO N AT T H E V & A – TAASA Review March 2016

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This article was originally found in the March 2016 edition of TAASA Review (Volume 25, Issue 1, Page 23).

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Gill Green T he exhibition Fabric of India, just closed at London’s V&A Museum, was the highlight of the V&A’s India Festival' which all through autumn presented exhibitions, displays, events and digital initiatives exploring therich and varied culture of South Asia’ to mark the 25th anniversary of the opening of the Museum’s Nehru Gallery.

The V&A’s publicity further declares that Fabric of India `…is the first major exhibition to explore the dynamic and multifaceted world of handmade textiles from India, spanning from the 3rd century to the present day’.

Featuring over 200 objects, it drew on the V&A’s own world-renowned collection together with masterpieces from international partners and leading designers...