South Asian dress is as varied as its people. Gandhi's simple handspun cotton dhoti, the lovingly embroidered hem of a village girl's skirt, a bejeweled headdress from the mountains of Ladakh, and the color-drenched urban chic of a Chennai sari all express who their wearers were in the world. Courtesy of the Helen Louise Allen Textile Collection, University of Wisconsin-Madison, this exhibition explores the intricate, intimate connections between clothing and culture on the Indian subcontinent. Presented by Oakton’s Global Studies Program with support from the Pathways to South Asia Undergraduate International Studies and Foreign Language Grant.
Exhibition location: Koehnline Museum of Art, Oakton Community College,Des Plaines, IL
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