Exhibitions

The Indian Sari: Next to the Skin, Close to the Heart

September 25 to December 20, 2015

Special Exhibitions Gallery, first floor

This exhibition showcases a sampling of the various techniques, patterns, materials, and colors of saris produced for and worn by women from different parts of India. These saris are beautiful not only in their own right, but they also provide insights into India's great diversity of culture, caste, and climate. Religion too, has played a part in shaping the multiplicity of sari forms.

Image: Single Ikat Sari (detail). Silk. Lent by Prema Popkin.