University welcomes Mappamundi
[ UniNews Vol. 14, No. 16 5 - 19 September 2005 ]
A tapestry based on the work of renowned Indian artist, Gulammohammed Sheikh was unveiled in the University of Melbourne’s Sidney Myer Asia Centre recently.
The tapestry, Mappamundi (Latin for ‘world map’), is a meditation on contemporary global civilisation. Woven by Cheryl Thornton, Rachel Hine, Caroline Tully and Amy Cornall of the Victorian Tapestry Workshop, it depicts Indian village life and mythology alongside Giotto-inspired religious motifs.
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