Exhibition dates: 11 June 2015 – 28 February 2016
This exhibition celebrates the richness of Pakistan’s textile heritage with over a hundred rare and never-before-seen objects from the royal collections of the Khan of Kalat, Nawab of Bahawalpur and Talpur Mirs of Hyderabad. Also included are a number of rarities acquired from the collection of Sheila Paine, whose travels deep into Indus Kohistan uncovered pieces that are now being displayed for Pakistani audiences for the very first time.
For those with a more contemporary disposition, the work of nine premiere designers is also displayed, including Shamaeel Ansari, Sonya Battla, Rizwan Beyg, Bunto Kazmi, Khaadi, Maheen Khan, Sana Safinaz, Faiza Samee and Nilofer Shahid.
The exhibition is curated by Mohatta Palace Museum Director Nasreen Askari, who was also responsible for the exhibition Colours of the Indus at the V&A in 1998.
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