showing the Raas Lila - the dance of the cowherd Lord Krishna with the gopis or cow girl herders
20th Century Chamba
Cotton, silk embroidery
21.5" x 21.5"
February 13 – April 28, 2013
This unique exhibition of fifty objects demonstrates the wealth and breadth of the Indian folk textile tradition. It showcases colorful and tactile variety of decorated textiles, created with brightly colored patchwork, embroidery, applique, tie dye, block printing, painted cloth, quilting textiles, hand weaving, and hand sewing to dramatic effect. These objects are highlights from the private collection that local artist Carol Summers has been gathering since 1974. The collection is comprised of a range of textiles created by unknown women (and men) in IndiaŚ both utilitarian and festiveŚ with no pretense of being comprehensive. They are twentieth-century folk textiles collected with an appreciation for the beauty of design and craftsmanship, rather than perfection.