Textile Talks: Miniature Costumes and Quilts - Geeta Khandelwal's Labor of Love, presented by International Quilt Museum
Join International Quilt Museum Curator of International Collections Marin Hanson for this week's Textile Talk as she talks with Geeta Khandelwal about her ambitious garment project, to make miniature versions (approximately one-eighth of their original size) of the lavish robes of the 16th to 19th-century Mughal rulers of northern India in various styles, and her experiences as a quilt maker, researcher, and documenter of quilts from her home state of Maharashtra. Register today and watch when this episode airs this Wednesday, April 12, 2023, at 2 PM EDT.
From the International Quilt Museum:
"The 16th- to 19th-century Mughal rulers of northern India wore lavish robes in various styles. In 2016, quiltmaker Geeta Khandelwal of Mumbai, India decided she wanted to make miniature versions of these traditional garments. Inspired by the ceremonial and everyday clothing of the Indian aristocracy between the 1750s and the 1950s, Khandelwal dedicated her sewing expertise to creating dozens of robes approximately one-eighth of their original size.
Join IQM Curator of International Collections Marin Hanson as she talks with Khandelwal about her ambitious miniature garment project and her experiences as a quilt maker, researcher, and documenter of quilts from her home state of Maharashtra."
This Textile Talk takes place, Wednesday, April 12, 2023, at 2:00 PM Eastern Time. Future installments are held online at 2 p.m. Eastern (11 a.m. Pacific) each Wednesday.
The video will be recorded and will be able to view later.