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British Museum’s Free Exhibition

Given to the British Museum in 1905 by Perceval Landon (a friend of Rudyard Kipling), the museum is exhibiting the Vrindavani Vastra woven textile from the 21st of January until the 15th of August. This is a free exhibit and open to the public.

This late 17th century silk textile is woven with a technique that no longer exists in India today. Extending over a length of more than 9 meters, the textile shows different scenes of the life of Krishna and a verse from the Bhagavata Purana, a 10th century text.

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Additional items from this period will also be displayed alongside the textile.

More information can be found by clicking the following link : Indian Textile at British Museum

Cheers,

Elisabeth and Natasha

 

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