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“Autumn Sun” – Indian silks at Kloster Zscheiplitz

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The history of Indian fabrics date back at least 6000 years. Courtly splendour was proclaimed by sumptuous fabrics, while religious worship still finds expression through sacred cloths.

Centuries of global trade have been shaped by the export of Indian textiles and patterns, in demand around the world. Celebrated hand-made textiles even survived the threat of industrialisation, instead uniting India as symbols of power and beauty. Today, young designers are adapting traditional making techniques to create exciting new fashion, art and design for a global audience, giving India’s textile history a new relevance in the modern world.

AUTUMN SUN is the first Kloster Zscheiplitz exhibition to explore the dynamic and multifaceted world of handmade textiles from India. Showcasing the best of our collection the exhibition featured some 20 objects, many on display for the first time. Visitors can expect a stunning range of colours and textures, heirloom fabrics, and exquisite textiles of modern age.

Free admission. The exhibition runs until January 2017. It is possible to acquire some of the exhibited items – please enquire directly at the exhibition.

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