Exhibition dates: October 28 2014 – January 25 2015
This is an exhibition of some sixty jewelled objects from the private collection formed by Sheikh Hamad bin Abdullah Al-Thani. It provides a glimpse into the evolving styles of the jewelled arts in India, from the Mughal period until the present day, with emphasis on later exchanges with the West.
While there is only one textile object in this exhibition (the embroidered silk sash with a jewelled buckle, pictured above), those with an interest in textiles will find plenty to interest them here, as the collection includes a number of turban ornaments, belt and shoulder brooches and other items that would have been worn with textile counterparts.
For more information, visit the website of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.