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Brindabani Bastra to be on display in the State

GPlus | December 30, 2016 20:42 hrs

The Government of Assam has undertaken the necessary steps for exhibition of the Brindabani Bastra, the rare piece of textile reflecting some important aspects of the Vaishnavite traditions in the State. Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Thursday directed the Cultural Affairs Department in a meeting held at Brahmaputra State Guest House to take all-out measures to hold the exhibition of the Brindabani Bastra housed in different Museums of the world in the month of October, 2017. This uniqu
e piece of textile that stands as a catalyst to the Vaishnavite traditions in the State, will remain on display for three months from October to December, 2017 and for this purpose the Government will set up a special state-of-the-art Exhibition Hall at Srimanta Sankardev Kalakshetra fulfilling all requirements needed for proper conservation of the Bastra. The Brindabani Bastra is presently in possession of British Museum and Victoria Albert Museum in London, Guimet Museum in Paris, New Ark Museum in New Jersey, Museum of Venice and Calico Museum of Textile in Ahmedabad. This divine cloth housed in the British Museum is the largest in size. The Guimet Museum has two Bastras in its possession.  They are made of pure silk with double layered weaving. All these pieces reflect the textile skill of different ages. Earlier in the meeting, MLA from Sarbhog LAC Ranjeet Dass informed about the verbal confirmation received from the museums in London and Paris during his recent visits to the nations for lending the Brindabani Bastra for exhibition in the State. Sonowal further asked the Cultural Affairs Department to prepare a Master Plan outlining symmetrical design covering all the buildings from District Library to Ravindra Bhavan and develop the same as a Heritage Zone. The Chief Minister also directed to install ornamental lights on the periphery of Dighaliphukhuri to boost up its tourism potential. Stay updated on the go with GPlus News. Click here to download the app for your device
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