Rug and Textile Appreciation Morning: Splendid Ikat From Your Collection 

Saturday, May 11, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. EDT
Two people hold up a rectangular textile, displaying it to a crowd

Photo by Dave Scavone.


Join us at the museum for a celebration of ikat from around the world. Collector David Paly introduces the program with a short talk and display of double-ikat textiles, followed by a show and tell of splendid ikat examples from your personal collections. A panel of experts offers commentary. Participants are encouraged to bring high-quality items, inspired by our exhibition Irresistible: The Global Patterns of Ikat. Space is limited, so we encourage you to sign up early. 


David Paly, collector 

Sumru Belger Krody, senior curator, The Textile Museum Collection

Lee Talbot, curator, The Textile Museum Collection

About the Exhibition

Prized worldwide for producing vivid patterns and colors, the ancient resist-dyeing technique of ikat developed independently in communities across Asia, Africa and the Americas, where it continues to inspire artists and designers today. Irresistible: The Global Patterns of Ikat explores the global phenomenon of ikat textiles through more than 70 masterful examples from countries as diverse as Japan, Indonesia, India, Uzbekistan, Côte d'Ivoire and Guatemala. Learn more about the exhibition

About Rug and Textile Appreciation Mornings

Collectors and experts discuss textile topics and display examples from their personal holdings. This series is named in honor of late Textile Museum trustee emeritus, Harold M. Keshishian. Browse upcoming programs

How to Participate

This program will take place in person at the museum. Space is limited, so please register online to reserve your spot. Please indicate in your registration the number and types of textiles you intend to bring. We request that you vacuum your textiles beforehand, even if they are clean, to help us keep the museum pest-free.

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