people supporting our journey to Coventry 2021 Support Us

By following us on:

MENU
20 Oct 2017, 10:00 - 21 Jan 2018, 16:00
Free

For thousands of years, the Punjab region of the Indian subcontinent has been a cultural crossroad, resulting in a rich and vibrant legacy of arts and crafts.

Seen in the most everyday objects, the delicate and detailed artistry of local craftspeople has been woven into fabrics, carved into furniture and engraved on precious ornaments for centuries.

Using the exceptional collections of the Victoria and Albert Museum, Crafts of the Punjab has been created especially for the Herbert Art Gallery & Museum, and presents the extensive range of arts and crafts made across the area from the 2nd to the19th century.

Discover the skilful art of Buddhist, Hindu and Jain sculpture, Amritsar’s delicately carved ivories, Hoshiarpur’s elaborate musical instruments and Sialkot’s gold-inlaid steel artefacts. One of the most extraordinary pieces on show will be the Golden Throne made by a Muslim craftsman in Lahore for Ranjit Singh, the first Sikh Maharaja of the Punjab.

Journey across the ‘land of five rivers’, and uncover the cross-cultural influences that shaped this remarkable region, now divided between India and Pakistan.

Featuring never before exhibited objects, famous artefacts and unique masterpieces of craftsmanship, this is a rare opportunity to view these stunning works outside London.

Herbert Art Gallery & Museum (CV1 5QP)
+

More events

Play: An Exploration Of Toys, Games & Fun

30 Jun-23 Sep 2018

Herbert Art Gallery...

View

Final Salary Pensions Explained

27 Sep 2018

Ricoh Arena

View

Mindfulness & Extraordinary Experiences at Coventry Cathedral – 6th Annual international mindfulness event

6 Oct 2018

Coventry Cathedral

View

REFLECTION#1 – VIP Launch event

10 Oct 2018

Kasbah Nightclub

View

REFLECTION#1

11 Oct 2018

Kasbah Nightclub

View

International Model Boat Show

9-11 Nov 2018

Warwickshire Event Centre

View

NEON presents: SUNRISE

31 Dec 2018-13 Jan 2019

Coventry Cathedral

View