Made in Mexico: The Rebozo in Art, Culture & Fashion, London

2014-06-RebozoMade in Mexico: The Rebozo in Art, Culture & Fashion Fashion and Textile Museum, South London, 6 June – 31 August. (Closed Mondays, nearest tube station London Bridge).
The first-ever exhibition in the UK on the rebozo – the classic Mexican shawl made famous in 20th-century culture by Frida Kahlo. ‘Made in Mexico’ explores the key role textiles have played in promoting Mexican culture worldwide from the 17th century to the present day. Rebozos on display include major loans from: the Franz Mayer Museum, Mexico City; the Museum of Textiles, Oaxaca; the British Museum and rebozos from private collections that have never before been shown in public. Contemporary Mexican and UK artists, photographers, fashion and textile designers – including Francisco Toledo, Graciela Iturbide, Carla Fernandez, Zandra Rhodes and Kaffe Fassett – also present new work created in response to the rebozo and Mexican textiles. Entry ticket £8.

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