In the Spotlight: The Fabric of India

The Fabric of India, Victoria and Albert Museum

Anyone who loves art and culture and happen to be visiting London this fall wouldn't want to miss the India Festivala series of exhibitions, displays, events and digital initiatives that "explore the rich and varied culture of South Asia, both past and present", presented by the Victoria and Albert Museum

The highlight of India Festival is the exhibition The Fabric of India. From October 3, 2015 to January 10, 2016, two hundred objects - ranging from the earliest known Indian textile fragments to contemporary fashion - showcase the variety of skills and kinds of Indian textile makers. This is the first major exhibition that explores the richness of Indian textile heritage. 

The V&A visited various parts of India to videotape the astonishing skills of local craftsmanship.  In Rajasthan, they filmed the entire manual production process of Khadi cloth, through which cotton is spun and woven by hand using traditional tools and equipment. 

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