‘VASTRAM: Splendid World of Indian Textiles’ Curated by Shelly Jyoti opens in Muscat Oman


‘Vastram-Splendid World of Textiles’
Curated by Shelly Jyoti

As part of the celebrations of the 60th year of India Oman diplomatic relations, the Embassy of India Muscat exhibits textile collection belonging to  Indian Council of Cultural Relations ICCR, New Delhi. This textile exhibition further travels to Ethiopia, Turkey, Fiji and Nepal

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Site specific installation: Ajrakh: The Showers of Celebrations by Shelly Jyoti

PREVIEW: Thursday, October 15, 2015 Muscat, Oman

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Introduction: Indian textiles were a principal commodity in the trade of the pre-industrial age and were prized for their fineness in weave, brilliance in color, rich variety in designs and a dyeing technology which achieved a fastness of color unrivaled in the world. Both material and textual evidence attests to the consumption of Indian cloth from Gujarat to Sindh, Egypt to Iran & Central Asia, other countries in the west Asia from as early as 11th century.  By 15th Century, the export of cotton textiles to the markets in the Indian Ocean was on a large scale. From the 16th century Indian cottons achieved global reach by trade dominating world’s textile market.

‘Vastram’ collection features 37 traditional Indian textiles and a large site-specific installation in three categories of painted printed, woven-non-woven, embroidery and embellishments. The collection investigates the global influences on new materials, machine spun yarn for hand loom cotton and synthetic dyes for vegetable and mineral dyes.The role of Indian government after independence as how Indian textiles sustained with new techniques, technology introduction, research on documentation and yet conserving the traditions.

Click to view: The exhibit collection of VASTRAM




Medium: Mirror work on textile
Dimension: 77.5cm x 102.5cm
Source: Gujarat, India
Classification: Textile -Embroidery
Accession No :5/MGC(I)/13-T.E
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Medium: Silk
Dimension: 130cm x 79cm
Source: Kashmir, India
ClassificaIon: woven, Rug
Accession No:7.1/MGC(I)/13
Exhibition venues :


Muscat , Oman

Mekong Ganga Cooperation  Asian Traditional  Textiles Museum
Avenue 60m, Boeung Doun Pa, Sangkat Slorkram,
Siem Reap City , 17251