.'I Was India' at San Jose Musuem of Quilts & Textiles

Through woven sculpture and installation, Bay Area artist Kira Dominguez Hultgren examines her Indian heritage. In “I Was India: Embroidering Exoticism,” the textile artist takes two of the Punjabi phulkaris, or shawls, which she found in her grandmother’s cedar chest. The artist uses these garments, embroidered by her aunt nearly a century ago, as a point of departure—asking the viewer to reconsider “colonial and contemporary exoticism.” These head-coverings typify the material cultural practices of pre-partition Punjab. The exhibit runs through April 12.

I Was India
Thu, 11am, $8
San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles

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