South Asian Seams: Quilts from India, Pakistan & Bangladesh overview photo

South Asian Seams: Quilts from India, Pakistan & Bangladesh

  • Type:Campbell Gallery
  • Duration:Temporary

(date) 2/17/2015–8/1/2015

Quiltmaking is an integral and vital part of South Asian culture. Much the same as here in the West, quilts serve both functional and symbolic purposes. They provide warmth as well as a comfortable place to sit; and they also commemorate special occasions and tell the stories of the lives of their makers. The seams that bring together different pieces of fabric in a quilt also represent the seams that bring together this vast region—its people, its cultures, and its shared tradition of extraordinary textiles.

This exhibition is made possible through funding from the Robert and Ardis James Foundation and the Nebraska Humanities Council and Nebraska Cultural Endowment.