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Material World

Start Date 22 April 2011
End Date 6 February 2012
Venue Indianapolis Museum of Art
Location Indianapolis, USA

From court dress to couture, the objects in *Material World* will feature extravagant ornamentation of textiles and personal adornment from cultures around the world while highlighting the significance of textiles in displaying wealth, status and power. The exhibition will showcase items adorned with luxurious materials including gold and metallic threads, beads, shells, mirrors, semi-precious stones, bones, fur and feathers, ranging from a Buddhist bone apron to Dior and Chanel couture pieces, spanning several centuries to the present day.