lantern sculpture trail:
Derby Museum & Art Gallery
The Strand, Derby DE1 1BS
Monday - Closed
Tuesday to Saturday - 10am – 5pm
This sculpture has been inspired by the history of Museum of Making, as a site once was regarded as the world's first fully mechanised factory where silk was produced and transported up Derwent river, and Gandhi’s Swadeshi Movement (1905) in India, emerging artists Kulwant Kaur and Gopa Nath, (with mentoring support from international artist, Ranbir Kaur), created giant Piplis using the recycle Indian wedding silk saris which are adorned with vibrant embroideries and gold motifs.
Piplis are Indian textile lanterns which are normally used for decoration purposes at weddings, festivals and at various functions.