Textile Talk: Miniature Costumes & Quilts

Textile Talk: Miniature Costumes & Quilts

Wednesday, April 12, 2023

Textile Talk: Miniature Costumes and Quilts: Geeta Khandelwal’s Labor of Love

Hosted by the International Quilt Museum at 2:00pm EDT (1:00pm CT) via zoom.

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The 16th- to 19th-century Mughal rulers of northern India wore lavish robes in a variety of styles. In 2016, quiltmaker Geeta Khandelwal of Mumbai, India decided she wanted to make miniature versions of these traditional garments. Inspired by the ceremonial and everyday clothing of the Indian aristocracy between the 1750s and the 1950s, Khandelwal dedicated her sewing expertise to creating dozens of robes that were approximately one-eighth of their original size. Join IQM Curator of International Collections Marin Hanson as she talks with Khandelwal about her ambitious miniature garment project as well as her experiences as a researcher and documenter of quilts from her home state of Maharashtra.