Taking its title from cross-cultural words charkha (spinning wheel) and kargha (loom), the exhibition will feature 100 rare and unseen objects, some acquired in the earliest days of the museum’s collecting history in the 1870s, and explore the tools and crafts employed in Indian textile design and production. In addition to their beauty, many of the textiles featured in the exhibition incorporate spinning, weaving, dyeing and embroidery techniques. Highlights include block-printed textiles, known as ‘Fustat’ fragments, believed made in Gujarat in the 1400s.
Charkha and Kargha: Indian Textiles from the Powerhouse Collection is open during Sydney Design Week.
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