There is a fantastic new exhibition at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London – The Fabric of India. It is packed full of mathematical information for your students to explore. It is on from 3 October 2015 until 10 January 2016. Wonderful for understanding how spectacular embroidered patterns are created.
There are plenty of accompanying video clips too. Did you know that red dye techniques were known to the Indus Valley civilisation about 45000 years ago? And that cotton has been cultivated for 9000 years? Or that ‘ari” hook embroiderers from Gujurat, India, were highly prized by the Mughal and European courts?