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Taking its title from Charkha (spinning wheel) and Kargha (loom) this exhibition features over 100 rare items that date back to the foundational collections of the Powerhouse Museum acquired since the 1880s. Dr Pedrum Khosronejad,curator of the exhibition, will guide us through some special textiles focusing on the spinning, weaving, dyeing and embroidery techniques employed in their creation. Highlights include block printed textile known as Fustat fragments believed to be made in Gujarat in the 1400s.
Professor Pedrum Khosronejad is the Curator of Persian Arts at Powerhouse Ultimo and an Adjunct Professor in the Religion and Society Research Cluster at Western Sydney University. His research interests include cultural and social anthropology, visual anthropology and ethnographic film with a particular interest in Iran, Persianate societies and the Islamic world.
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BSB: 012 003 Account Number: 2185 28414
Account Name: The Asian Arts Society of Australia
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