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Muslin: a tale of woven air

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  • What:
    Free talks & tours
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  • Where:
    Hochhauser Auditorium, Sackler Centre

LUNCHTIME LECTURE: Discover the surprisingly weighty history of muslin, this ethereal fabric, and see some of the marvellous muslin objects in the V&A collection.

Muslin, a fine cotton textile produced in Bengal, developed a fabulous reputation. It was prized by the Mughal Courts and exported to Ancient Rome, the Middle East and Asia. Through the activities of the British East India Company, it became hugely fashionable and imitated in Europe.

Led by Sonia Ashmore, Independant Scholar


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