The Fabric Of India

Learn out the rich history of fashion and textiles in the V&A's epic new exhibition

Posted: 06.10.15

With over 200 handmade artefacts on display in this extensive exhibition, it makes for a perfect day trip to London. Visitors will learn about the history and process of fashion and textiles from fabrics and clothing to print and weaving methods. Exploring the varied cultures of South Asian, both past and present , the exhibition is part of a wider museum festival to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the V&A's Nehru Gallery. Items on display include a contemporary 'shirt sari' by Abraham & Thakore (pictured), a 17m long textile wallhanging that was found abandoned on the streets of New York and which was rescued and gifted to the museum and an original mughal tent from the 1700s but out favourite pic is a costume created for the Bollywood movie Devdas which was so heavy it couldn't be worn for the film, so instead you can admire its beauty in person.

Wedding outfit by Sabyasachi and bridal outfit worn by Madhuri Dixit for Devdas publicity. (2002)

Tipu's Tent

The Fabric of India exhibition supported by Good Earth India with thanks to Experion and Nirav Modi, is part of the V&A India Festival and runs from 3rd October to 10th January 2015. Tickets are priced £14. For more information visit

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