Color & Light, an exhibition on South Asian embroidery at the Rubin Museum of Art is up until May 11th and is really worthwhile if you’re in NYC. The show is full of beautiful pieces designed for domestic / personal use (clothing, floor cloths, coverings for linens and bedding, etc.) as well as more ceremonial items, many intended for use in wedding processions or prescribed for a woman’s dowry. The countless hours needed to produce such works — many of which have an almost mind boggling level of detail and intricacy — stand in strong contrast to the fast paced / instant gratification society so many of us live in today.
P.S. Thank you LeeAnn for encouraging me to check this out!