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Thursday, December 4, 2008

Calico Museum of Textile, Ahmedabad, Gujarat (2) - 58

Guys here I am going to focus on some beautiful issues concerned with this Calico Museum of Textile, Ahmedabad.

The Museum also has images and breaks made of bronze, sandstone and marble especially in the Jaina Gallery. Two galleries of this museum, one for the religious textiles and another for historical and other textiles. These galleries have further been split into smaller galleries focusing on specific nature of textiles.

Guys, I have seen first time that there is one lady who guides you about all the things and beauteous display of Museum. This guide speaks in fluent in English, Gujarati and Hindi so I think there will not be a problem for visitors.

The gallery opens with a small shrine simulating those found in temples and homes of wealthy devotees. On entering, the visitor is transported into a devotional aura with the jingling of traditional aarti sounds. The nine steps to the Shrine signify Navadha Bhakti. About 90 pichhwais, divided into three groups, are on display in this gallery.

Guys you can see here the manuscripts with illustrations of the scenes from the Samgrahani Sutra and patas, depicting the Jain concept of the universe and evolution of the soul the displayed in the Gallery.

You can also see on display are the Tirtha Patas, which range in style from the highly stylized figures painted in rich colours of the 15th century to the more localized folk styles of the 18th and 19th centuries.

Also on display are the Tirtha Patas, which range in style from the highly stylized figures painted in rich colours of the 15th century of the more localized folk styles of the 18th and 19th centuries.

The most former pieces of Indian trade textiles displayed in the Museum date back to the 15th century. Some of the pieces show the charm of Hindu or Islamic designs. The most mutual and most typical of the Indian cottons found during excavations at Fostat in Egypt are those that are resist-dyed with indigo.

That is why this museum known as unique museum. Unlike other museums which follow the ceremonious method of displaying the pieces in glass cases, the Calico Museum government have covered the displays with a transparent plastic film. The film is scientifically examined to make sure that it is neutral chemically. This has been done to ensure that the plastic films do not damage the dyes and the material which they want to protect.

Furthermore, the darkness between visiting hours and a inhibited lighting (approximately 50 lux level) protect the textiles from fading.

Guys, this is one of the all-around museum of antediluvian textiles, it is a different world altogether. A visit to the Calico Museum would transport any visitor to the 15th and 16th centuries, bringing alive the India of the centuries gone by, through the carved wooden facades, motifis, frescoes, icons of sandstone and bronze, brocaded fabrics, tie-dyed and block-printed textiles.

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