India's Textile Heritage At Bahrain Museum

India’s Textile Heritage At Bahrain Museum

Indian Royal Costumes and aesthetics of textiles were on display at the exhibition titled “The Magnificent Maharajas Splendours”, organised at the Bahrain National Museum from December 21. Queen Sabeeka bint Ibrahim Al Khalifa, wife of King Hamad, and president of the Supreme Council for Women inaugurated the exhibition which will continue for five months.

The exhibition has put on display 180 items which range from the eighth and twelfth century till the British period.

The exhibition exposed visitors from Oman, Saudi and Qatar to the rich textile heritage of India and it was a matter of pride for Indian ambassador and Bahrain’s 30 per cent Indian population that such an exhibition was put up at the Bahrain museum.

The event is designed in such a way that it offers a social and historical context for the fabric on display. There are chogas (overcoats), abhas (worn by Kutch women), heavy zardozi work, chaniyas and other royal costumes on display at the exhibition