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The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston presents "Woven Wonders: Indian Textiles from the Parpia Collection" closing day

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Photo courtesy of the Banoo and Jeevak Parpia Collection

The Parpia Collection - one of the most significant private collections of Indian textiles outside of India - is also one of the most important in the United States. Seldom are collections of Indian textiles as comprehensive, or collected with such expertise.

With this exhibition, the MFAH furthers its goal of representing the rich cultural heritage of Houston’s South Asian community. "Woven Wonders: Indian Textiles from the Parpia Collection" brings this extraordinary collection to Houston audiences for the first time.

Assembled to reflect India’s myriad range of regional traditions, the Parpia Collection includes singular pieces that showcase the extraordinary aesthetic and technical diversity of Indian textiles. Ranging from folk textiles to sophisticated court textiles, the objects date from the 14th century to the early 20th century. The collection illustrates the preeminence of textile arts produced in India throughout history with examples of hand-painted and hand-block-printed cotton, embroidery, ikat, tie-dye, brocade, and tapestry.

The Parpia Collection - one of the most significant private collections of Indian textiles outside of India - is also one of the most important in the United States. Seldom are collections of Indian textiles as comprehensive, or collected with such expertise.

With this exhibition, the MFAH furthers its goal of representing the rich cultural heritage of Houston’s South Asian community. "Woven Wonders: Indian Textiles from the Parpia Collection" brings this extraordinary collection to Houston audiences for the first time.

Assembled to reflect India’s myriad range of regional traditions, the Parpia Collection includes singular pieces that showcase the extraordinary aesthetic and technical diversity of Indian textiles. Ranging from folk textiles to sophisticated court textiles, the objects date from the 14th century to the early 20th century. The collection illustrates the preeminence of textile arts produced in India throughout history with examples of hand-painted and hand-block-printed cotton, embroidery, ikat, tie-dye, brocade, and tapestry.

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The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
1001 Bissonnet St, Houston, TX 77005, USA
https://www.mfah.org/exhibitions/woven-wonders-indian-textiles-parpia-collection

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Free-$19

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