October 20, 2011

Celebrating Indian Art

Embroidered Panel

You’re invited! Enchanting India  will be on display in an exhibition of 170 hand embroidered panels made by a women’s cooperative in Pondichéry, India.  Founded more than 40 years ago by French diplomats, the cooperative began with 30 embroiderers and now employs more than 265 women, who through the dedication of the French association, are able to earn a living for their families. 

In France, the association arranges to have their works displayed and sold. A new exhibition of their embroidery opens today and offers a great opportunity to see high quality handiwork. The panels represent ancestral and contemporary India as well as birds, gardens, and flowers.  Entrance is free, and all of the works on display are for sale.

The exhibit runs from Thursday October 20 through Thursday October 27 (except Sunday) from 10 am to 7 pm at the Town Hall of the 13th arrondissement, 1 place d’Italie, Paris 13th, Metro Place d’Italie.

We hope you’ll have time to visit this stunning show.

(Thank you, Lee Hubert, for this information.)