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Body Adorned

This is the last few weeks of this exhibition and a must see! Ever wondered why we dress the way we do, or why some people have more tatoos than others? this exhibition explores why people dress and behave the way they do and why.

“The Body Adorned exhibition reveals how a diverse population clothe and adorn their bodies to find their place in the metropolis. Over time, saris, tattoo parlours, nail bars, distended ears and scarification have become a visible, everyday part of the London cityscape. But how did cultural adornments become integrated into urban London life?

The exhibition considers how the movement of people, objects and ideas influenced London dress in the past and explores body adornment in today’s world city of London.”

http://www.horniman.ac.uk/visit/exhibitions/exhibition/the-body-adorned-d ressing-london/exhibition-chapter/dressing-london

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