The textiles displayed in the gallery reflect the exuberant fabrics that are produced in the Indian subcontinent. The collection encompasses colourful fabrics that comprise of cotton, wool as well as silk. The displays consists of Shawls of Kashmir, Phulkari chadars of Punjab, mirror works of Kuchh, rumals of Chamba, Benarasi sari from Benaras, Jamdani sari from Dacca, Baluchari and Kantha saris from Bengal, Soznis from Pakistan, and printed fabrics from Lucknow and Chennai.
Founded in 1814 at the cradle of the
Asiatic Societyof Bengal (at the present
building of the Asiatic Society,
1 Park Street, Kolkata), Indian Museum
is the oldest and the largest Museum…