Kantha Quilts of Bengal at Philadelphia Museum of Art Now Through July 25, 2010. Photos Also Online

Kantha quilts which are embroidered, from  Bengal (Bangladesh and India), are on exhibit now through July 25, 2010, at the Philadelphia Museum of Art in the Spain Gallery of the Perelman Building.  The collection  quilts are from the second half of the 19th Century.  You can see photos of 43 of them online  at this location:  http://www.philamuseum.org/collections/browse.html?packID=376

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Photo is the Museum’s.


Here’s more info about the museum.  http://www.philamuseum.org/visit/

   
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