Singapore museum unveils Sikh art

Afghanistan, Bangladesh, India, Iran, Iraq, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Sri Lanka, and Tibet are among the countries represented.

Singapore museum unveils Sikh art
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The Asian Civilisations Museum (ACM) and Singapore's Sikh community have presented a new collection of Sikh art, which depicts people from pre-partition India and their spiritual tales.

Sikhs in Singapore — A Story Untold', the IHC’s first-ever exhibition dedicated to Sikh heritage. Photo courtesy: IHC

According to the Friday weekly Tabla!, the exhibit features a 19th-century artwork of the ninth Sikh Guru Teg Bahadur, whose 400th birth anniversary was honored last year. Visitors to the ACM will also be captivated by a splendid quoit (Chakkar in Punjabi), a Sikh weapon that was only used for rituals, as well as a silver ornament that was meant to hang over Guru Granth Sahib, the Sikh sacred Scripture.