Sustaining Tradition in Western India: Quilts Made for the Market
April 17-August 26, 2018
Pumphrey Family Gallery
The long-standing quiltmaking tradition of Rajasthan and Gujarat endures today, but craftspeople, manufacturers, and business people now work to design, produce, and market quilts and related textiles to tourists. New quilt formats retain some of the region’s traditional aesthetic, but there are key differences in the way these textiles look, and in how they are made, bought, and sold. We present new styles developed specifically to appeal to tourists, as well as quilts that reflect established traditions.