News: India

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    The Fabric of India at the V&A

    The Victoria and Albert Museum have announced a major textile exhibition. The Fabric of India, supported by Good Earth will present 200 handmade objects that will celebrate the variety, virtuosity and incomparable richness of India’s textile traditions, 3 October 2015 – 10 January 2016.

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    Baluchar Silks of Bengal, Mumbai

    The exhibition ‘Sahib, Bibi, Nawab: Baluchar Silks of Bengal 1750–1900’ is at Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya (formerly the Prince of Wales Museum), Mumbai, 12 December 2014 to 11 January 2015.

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    Peabody Essex buys Dutch Chintz collection

    The historic Massachusetts seaport of Salem is perhaps best known for the Witch Trials of 1692, brought to life in Arthur Miller’s 1953 play The Crucible. However, these days the city is also home to the Peabody Essex Museum, which holds a world-renowned Asian export art collection offering particular insight into 18th-century textile design, production… Read more »

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    Buddhist Traditions and Transformations at The Met, NY

    ‘Devotional Buddhist Art of North India and Tibet’, a selection of extraordinary Himalayan paintings, sculpture and illuminated manuscripts, ancient and modern, is on show until June 8, 2014 in the South Asian Art Gallery at The Met.

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    Ancient & Modern Award Winners Announced

    Master of tent studies, Dr Peter Alford Andrews has been granted the £1000 Ancient & Modern award for 2014. The £500 Godfrey Goodwin Prize for the runner-up goes to Oxford biochemistry graduate, Harriet Rix.

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    Andy Williams’ Navajo blankets make a million

    All 61 lots in The Andy Williams Collection of Navajo Blankets (actually 58 blankets and three baskets) on Tuesday 21 May at Sotheby’s in New York found buyers, for a total of just under a million dollars.

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