Art of the Zo: Textiles from Myanmar, India, and Bangladesh

by Dilys Blum & Barbara Fraser & David Fraser


November 11, 2015 – March 20, 2016

This exhibition draws from the Philadelphia Museum of Art’s collection of Zo textiles and loans from Barbara and David Fraser, authors of Mantles of Merit: Chin Textiles from Myanmar, India, and Bangladesh (2005). In addition to tunics, wrap skirts, mantles, loincloths, capes, and blankets, the exhibition includes a loom with a partially woven cloth next to a finished example from the Museum’s collection. A video presentation, photographic details of selected works, and graphics of specific weave structures further demonstrate the virtuosic skill of Zo weavers.

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