Imprints Of Culture: Block Printed Textiles Of India At Bonington Gallery
26 Feb – 24 Mar 2016 (open weekdays 10am – 5pm)
Imprints of Culture explores the contemporary
production and use of Indian block prints.
This exhibition shows how block printing, one of India’s foremost crafts, has not only played a role in the ritual life of the subcontinent but also in the creation of visual identity. Integral to caste dress and modern urban style, block prints have been a significant source of revenue through centuries of domestic and international trade. The show includes block prints from leading centres of the craft and includes traditional designs as well as more recent innovations. It has been developed in collaboration with block printers in these areas, as well as fashion designer, Aneeth Arora, and is curated by NTU researcher Eiluned Edwards.