"I was India: Embroidering Exoticism" Kira Dominguez Hultren

Metro Staff, Silicon Valley Metro, March 4, 2020

Through woven sculpture and installation, Bay Area artist Kira
Dominguez Hultgren examines her Indian heritage. In “I Was
India: Embroidering Exoticism,” the textile artist takes two of the
Punjabi phulkaris, or shawls, which she found in her grandmother’s
cedar chest. The artist uses these garments, embroidered by her
aunt nearly a century ago, as a point of departure—asking the
viewer to reconsider “colonial and contemporary exoticism.” These
head-coverings typify the material cultural practices of pre-partition
Punjab. The exhibit runs through April 12. (MS)