Cloth that Changed the World: Celebration and Book Launch

When and Where

Sunday, December 08, 2019 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Signy and Cléophée Eaton Theatre Level 1B
Royal Ontario Museum
100 Queen's Park, Toronto, ON M5S 2C6


This is a free event but RSVP is required.

Join ROM experts Sarah Fee, Deepali Dewan, Alexandra Palmer, Deb Metsger and Max Dionisio in a fascinating roundtable discussion celebrating the release of Cloth that Changed the World: The Art and Fashion of Indian Chintz moderated by FASHION Magazine contributor and lawyer Anjli Patel. Featuring extensive new research, this multidisciplinary book traces the story of chintz and the indelible footprint it has left on the world. This newly published and richly illustrated essay collection highlights vivid field photography of artisans at work, striking images from the ROM's world-class collection, India’s fashion runways and the work of top designers embracing this heritage textile today. 

Cloth that Changed the World: The Art and Fashion of Indian Chintz will be available for purchase and signing at an exclusive special price during this program.

Cloth that Changed the World cover


Sarah Fee, Senior Curator (Eastern Hemisphere Textiles & Fashion)
Alexandra Palmer, Senior Curator, Nora E. Vaughan Fashion Costume Curatorship
Max Dionisio, Librarian (Bishop White Committe Library of East Asia)
Deepali Dewan, Dan Mishra Curator of South Asian Art & Culture
Deborah Metsger, Assistant Curator, Natural History

Moderated by Anjli Patel

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