Artists on the Indian subcontinent maintain some of the world’s most ancient and illustrious textile traditions. Generations of cultivators, weavers, dyers, printers, and embroiderers have ingeniously harnessed the region’s rich natural resources to create a remarkable range of fine fabrics. Using examples chosen from the collection of the George Washington University Museum, this lecture will showcase Indian artists’ extraordinary achievements in textile production and patterning.
Talbot is a curator at The Textile Museum and The George Washington Museum, Georgetown, D.C., specializing in the history of East Asian textiles. He has curated numerous exhibitions and published extensively. He has a B.A. from Rhodes College, an M.B.A. from the Thunderbird School of Global Management, and an M.A. and M. Phil. from Bard Graduate Center.