Majestic African Textiles

May 3, 2013-March 2, 2014

Majestic African Textiles presents a spectacular array of royal and prestige cloths, masking and ritual garments, and superbly beaded and embellished objects. Featuring more than 60 pieces drawn from the IMA’s collection and augmented with a few loans, the show highlights a significant and diverse group of richly patterned and elaborately decorated textiles from North and sub-Saharan Africa.

Organized geographically and representing various African ethnic groups, Majestic African Textiles is the first exhibition at the IMA to gather together a large number of these prized pieces to showcase their splendor and significance.

Take a docent-led tour of Majestic African Textiles.

Highlights of the Exhibition

Images of the Exhibition

Majestic African Textiles in the media

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Majestic African Textiles Indianapolis Museum of Art 4000 Michigan Rd., Indianapolis, IN