A very Happy New Year to you!
It seems like only yesterday that we were scrambling to get the last objects into their cases and put the finishing touches on the displays.
Yet somehow three months have already flown by and we are now in our last week. The Fabric of India closes January 10th, 2016, so if you’ve not seen it yet you only have until this Sunday to make it!
Since opening back in October, we’ve had some great reviews in the press – just this past week the show was pronounced “extraordinary” in the latest issue of Orientations magazine, and rated the 5th best exhibition of the year by the Londonist.
But we’ve been most delighted by the tremendously positive feedback from visitors. We’d like to thank from the bottom of our hearts all those who’ve shared how much they enjoyed the exhibition. Beyond the lovely visitor comments we’ve received by email, Instagram abounds in sneaky visitor pics (very naughty), and Twitter offers a fresh dose of compliments daily (a wonderful way to start the day!):
We love a bit of ‘painfully beautiful’:
#fabricofindia @V_and_A is painfully beautiful. Knocks my little Indian rug out the park (but made me love it more). pic.twitter.com/ENgHN20vab
— Jon Bradfield (@JonBradfield) December 29, 2015
And are thrilled to have inspired visitors of all ages:
Last chance to capture the utterly captivating #FabricofIndia @V_and_A great #kidsdayout pic.twitter.com/h0tEDqBMW1
— Reedah (@MICAgallery) December 27, 2015
Of course, this is what it’s really all about!
After the #FabricofIndia exhibition at the @V_and_A I've got a huge appreciation for my mum's superb embroidery :-) pic.twitter.com/GN4rWp57v5
— Suruchi Sharma (@SuruchiSays) December 18, 2015
If you’ve yet to see the show there’s only a few days left to sit under Tipu’s glorious tent and contemplate the wonderful world of Indian textiles. Those of you who can’t make it (perhaps due to geographic challenges such as living on another continent), we have it on good authority that reading the publication with the exhibition soundtrack playing in the background is nearly as good as the real thing.
In the coming months we’ll continue to update you on the tour, share more behind-the-scenes stories, and bring you fascinating guest posts. So this is not yet goodbye, but instead, ‘see you next week’!
I visited today and completely loved it, despite the crowds making it hard to see all objects properly. I live in Exeter, so can’t drop by at a quieter time.
Thanks so much to all involved for the hard work and imaginative approach.
I’m about to buy that evocative soundtrack.
Wow, the exhibition looks fantastic! Glad the response was so positive.
Jason – Indian Cotton Fabric
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