Collecting and Recollecting

Collecting and Recollecting

Throughout western India, people make quilts for practical reasons: to have something to sleep under, to hang in doorways, to augment dowries, to sell. They make quilts for personal reasons, as well: to document daily life, to offer as gifts, to signal group affiliation or individuality. The quilts in this exhibition were made by women and men from towns and villages across the states of Gujarat, Maharashtra, and Karnataka. These craftspeople come from varied geographic, economic, and social backgrounds, but all value quiltmaking for the creative outlet it provides. The textiles often share visual and material similarities, but they also reflect their makers’ own communities, personalities, and life stories.

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Exhibition Specs

Exhibition Specs
Exhibition Specs

Number of Works: 28
Minimum Size: 273 linear feet
Booking Period: 3 months
Availability: Please inquire
Participation Fee: $30,000, plus art shipping

Highlights

Highlights

Godhari
made in Maharashtra
86 x 80 inches
2015.067.0034

Godhari
made in Maharashtra
84.5 x 81 inches
2015.067.0022

Godhari
made in Maharashtra
55 x 73 inches
2015.067.0009

Godhari
made in Maharashtra
73 x 78.75 inches
2015.067.0007

Pagadi Kaudi
by Iramma Kademani, 1985
made in Karnataka
72 x 56 inches
2013.038.0001

Ralli
probably made by Puriben
made in Gujarat
85 x 48.5 inches
2015.095.0001

Highlights

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