Gallery Talk: Plush Life in Ikat Velvet

Sumru Belger Krody, senior curator, The Textile Museum collections

Senior Curator Sumru Belger Krody will discuss the production of ikat velvets in late nineteenth-century Central Asia through examples on display in Binding the Clouds: The Art of Central Asian Ikat. Krody will examine how and why these velvets were produced, when and wear the technique originated, and how these pieces were used and cherished.

This program is part of the museum's weekly Textiles at Twelve series, which explores textile arts and global cultures through films, lectures, gallery talks, and more. Free, no reservations required.