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Georgian Times

'Georgian Times', a nakshi kantha embroidered picture, designed by Surayia Rahman in Bangladesh, 2003. 'Georgian Times', a nakshi kantha embroidered picture, designed by Surayia Rahman in Bangladesh, 2003. Copyright Textile Museum of Canada, acc. no. T2005.7.1.

The Textile Museum of Canada, Toronto, Canada, houses a modern, silken nakshi kantha embroidery, called Georgian Times. It measures 158 x 108 cm. It was designed by Surayia Rahman in Bangladesh, in 2003. It is illustrated with scenes showing British soldiers in contact with local men and women in India. It has been described as a representation of an idyllic time before independence and chaos.

See DEACON, Deborah A. and Paula E. CALVIN (2014). War Imagery in Women's Textiles. An international study of weaving, knitting, sewing, quilting, rug making and other fabric arts, JeffersonMcFarland, p. 138.

Textile Museum of Canada online catalogue (online catalogue inaccessible, 12 May 2021).

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