Shamiana: The Mughal Tent. Shireen Akbar.

Shamiana: The Mughal Tent

Victoria & Albert Museum. 8.25 x 11", 175 pp., fully illustrated in color, paper, London, 1999. Item #24274
ISBN: 185177307X

This evocative book provides a permanent record of the ground-breaking Mughal Tent project which united groups of Asian women and children in the creation of a unique collection of textile panels. The panels recorded here show an extraordinary freshness and beauty, fusing the influences of many cultures and revealing a blend of the traditional and modern. The project began in the UK but soon spread to 9 other coutnries - India, Bangladesh, Pakistoan, Burma, Malaysia, South Africa, Dubai, Ireland and the United States.

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