MOA to exhibit exotic quilts from Pakistan & India

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BYU Museum of Art to exhibit exotic quilts from Pakistan and India

PROVO, UT – More than 50 elaborately crafted quilts collected from the desert areas of Sindh, Pakistan, and West India will be on view to the public free of charge at the Brigham Young University (BYU) Museum of Art June 27 through November 28, 2014.

This original exhibition, titled Fabric of Belonging: Exotic Quilts from Pakistan and India, explores how the historical traditions of the ralli quilts contribute to a deep sense of belonging for the nomadic people of the region. For their owners, ralli quilts are the most important form of personal identification that connects them with their homeland and their heritage.

Drawn exclusively from the impressive collection of textile author and scholar Patricia Stoddard, Ph.D., the quilts on view at the BYU Museum of Art offer a dynamic and dramatic sampling of the culturally rich art form. Recently brought to the attention of the West primarily through Stoddard

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