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Kantha Quilts of Bengal


Sun 27 Nov 2016, 4:00pm–5:00pm

Where: Soundings Theatre, Te Papa, 55 Cable Street, Wellington

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Public: $15.00
  • Members (Friends of Te Papa): $10.00
  • Additional fees may apply

Listed by: Friends of Te Papa

Author, lecturer, traveller and collector, John Gillow is returning to Te Papa to lecture on the “Kantha Quilts of Bengal”.

John has one of the world’s largest collections of these outstanding quilts and has recently written the catalogue for a forthcoming major Kantha exhibition at the Mingei International Museum in San Diego in 2017.

Kanthas are stitched, predominantly for marriages using layers of worn muslin saris and dhotis as the base material. Each Kantha is a unique work of art depicting life in late 19th Century and early 20th Century Bengal. Kanthas and other textiles from John’s collection will be for sale at the end of the lecture.

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Door sales are available from 3:30pm on the day, outside Soundings Theatre.

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