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Phulkari: The Embroidered Textiles of Punjab from the Jill and Sheldon Bonovitz Collection

March 12–July 9, 2017

Exquisite "flower work" textiles of Punjab Discover the beauty and cultural significance of phulkari, ornately embroidered textiles from Punjab, a region straddling Pakistan and India. In addition to stunning examples from the Jill and Sheldon Bonovitz Collection, this exhibition features traditional phulkaris from the Museum's collection and high-fashion ensembles by one of India's leading designers, Manish Malhotra.

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This exhibition is made possible by Jill and Sheldon Bonovitz, The Coby Foundation, Ltd., and The Stella Kramrisch Indian and Himalayan Art Fund.


Darielle Mason, The Stella Kramrisch Curator of Indian and Himalayan Art, Philadelphia Museum of Art; Dilys E. Blum, The Jack M. and Annette Y. Friedland Senior Curator of Costume and Textiles, Philadelphia Museum of Art; and Dr. Cristin McKnight Sethi, Assistant Professor, ‎The George Washington University, Washington, DC

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