The Cloth that Changed the World: India’s Painted and Printed Cottons


The Cloth that Changed the World: India’s Painted and Printed Cottons
Made with novel cotton, vivid colours and exuberant design, the painted and printed cottons of India changed human history; they revolutionized art, fashion and science wherever they went around the globe. Featuring pieces from the Museum’s world-renowned collection, this ROM original exhibition explores how over thousands of years India’s artisans have created, perfected and innovated these printed and painted multicoloured cotton fabrics to fashion the body, honour divinities, and beautify palaces and homes.
Date Place
from Sep 01 2019 to May 31 2020 Royal Ontario Museum