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Colourful Banjara Textiles from the British Museum reserve collection

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Colourful Banjara Textiles from the British Museum reserve collection at Blythe House, Olympia

with the British Museum’s T Richard Blurton, Head, South and Southeast Asia Section and textile gallery owner (and OATG member), Joss Graham

The Banjara are a semi-nomadic people who, prior to road and railways, provided long-distance bullock caravans of goods across India. They are known for their vibrant clothing and domestic textiles in shades of rich yellow ochre and red madder decorated by mirrors, embroidery, applique and shells.

See Asian Textiles magazine #64 June 2016 for a review of a new book ‘Textiles of the Banjara’ with a description of the Banjara and some photos of their textiles.


Date: Wednesday 19 April 2017

Time: Talk at 2.00 p.m

Location: Blythe House, Olympia (more details on access provided when booking)

Please note that numbers for this event are strictly limited and advanced registration is essential. Places will be allocated on first come first served basis.


Update 27 March 2017: All spaces have been sold out. We are now opening a waiting list for a potential additional viewing the same day. If you are really keen on seeing the Banjara textiles and can commit to the same date, please add your name to the list. Depending on numbers we will let you know if and when this additional viewing will happen. Please, only add your name if you are certain that you will be able to come.

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