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Exhibition Walk-through: “Visualizing Devotion: Jain Embroidered Shrine Hangings”

December 4, 2022 | 12:30PM - 1:30PM



Join us for a walk-through of the new exhibition, Visualizing Devotion: Jain Embroidered Shrine Hangings, with co-curator Syona Puliady. 

This exhibition highlights Jain devotional textiles (chhoda) from the Ronald and Maxine Linde Collection, promised gifts to the Fowler Museum. Eye-catching works comprised of velvet and sateen cloth lavishly embroidered with gold and silver-gilt thread, chhoda shine with visual references to Jain mythology, influential spiritual teachers, sacred sites, ritual traditions, and other crucial religious themes. In addition to objects from the Linde Collection, which were acquired in the western Indian states of Gujarat, Rajasthan, and Maharashtra, the installation includes photographs documenting the use of chhoda in personal and public shrines by Jain adherents in Southern California.

Exhibition Walk-through
Spend some time in our galleries and enjoy that particular alchemy of art, people, and ideas mixing together in the physical space of the museum.

Parking available in UCLA Lot 4, 198 Westwood Plaza, directly off Sunset Blvd; $3/hr or max $14/day. Rideshare drop-off at 305 Royce Dr.

Image credit: Unidentified artist(s), (Godhra, Gujarat, India), Parshvanatha, the Twenty-Third Tirthankara, early to mid-20th century; velvet, silk cloth, gold and silver gilt thread, plated metal sequins, cotton thread, wire, glass; Promised Gift from the Ronald and Maxine Linde Collection, L2022.13.13 

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