Member Program: Ikat in The Textile Museum Collection

Friday, December 1, 2023, 1 p.m. EST
A detail of a textile with a blue crisscross pattern on a lighter blue ground. There are eight embroidered flowers in two rows.

Textile fragment (detail), Iran, 17th century. The Textile Museum Collection 3.103A. Acquired by George Hewitt Myers in 1931.

The ancient dyeing technique of ikat — adding color and pattern to yarns before the weaving process — developed independently in disparate geographic locations and time periods. Explore examples of global ikat from The Textile Museum Collection with curators Shelley Burian, Sumru Belger Krody and Lee Talbot.


Shelley Burian, Lisa and Bernard Selz Curator 

Sumru Belger Krody, senior curator, The Textile Museum Collection

Lee Talbot, curator, The Textile Museum Collection

How to Participate

This program is for museum members and will take place on Zoom. If you are already a member, please register online, and we will email you the Zoom link and instructions. Simply follow that link at the time the event starts (1 p.m. EDT / 10 a.m. PDT). If you are not currently a member, you can join or renew online.

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