Binding the Clouds: The Art of Central Asian Ikat

Detail of ikat
Wall hanging (detail), Central Asia, Uzbekistan, Bukhara, 1800-1850. The Textile Museum 2015.11.51. Gift of Guido Goldman in honor of Bruce P. Baganz. Photograph by Neil Greentree.
March 10–July 9, 2018

In the region that is now Uzbekistan, oasis towns were once awash with the rainbow colors of ikat fabrics. Through the museum’s exceptional ikat collection assembled by Dr. Guido Goldman, this exhibition focuses on textiles produced with the sophisticated dyeing technique known as “binding the clouds.”

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