If you are lucky enough to be in London, England, right now, and had the foresight to book tickets early, you might be one of the fortunate ones touring the V&A's landmark exhibition on opening day.
We are proud to say that Maiwa has helped out the exhibition in a small way. A few of our photographs documenting craft techniques are being used. We haven't seen the exhibition yet (being halfway through our Textile Symposium) but we plan to visit later in the year and we promise to post a full review. The exhibition runs until January 10, 2016.
In the meantime here is a summary from the V&A website:
The Fabric of India will be 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. Showcasing the best of the V&A’s world-renowned collection together with masterpieces from international partners and leading designers, the exhibition will feature over 200 objects, many on display for the first time.We have had the opportunity to see the book that accompanies the show and we highly recommend it. Presently it is available for purchase on the V&A website.
The exhibition is sending waves throughout the textile community. Selvedge Magazine has taken the opportunity to create a feature issue. Good friends John Gillow and Rosemary Crill (both past presenters at our symposium) are contained between the covers of Issue #66. There is also a feature on handloom and several other excursions into the Indian textile landscape.
Issue #66 is available in both of our Granville Island Stores and online.
If you do manage to see the exhibition drop us a line in the comments and let us know what you think.