Tying the Rainbow: Reexamining Central Asian Ikats

Drawing inspiration from The Textile Museum’s fall exhibition, Colors of the Oasis: Central Asian Ikats, this weekend conference explored the unparalleled tradition of Central Asian ikats past and present. Speakers included: Andrew Hale, independent scholar, Sante Fe, New Mexico; Dr. Jeff Sahadeo, director, Institute of European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies, Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada; Dr. Mary M. Dusenbury, research curator, Spencer Museum of Art, the University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas; Dr. Elena Tsareva, head of textile research, Kunstkamera Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia; Philippa Watkins, senior tutor, constructed textiles, Royal College of Art, London, UK; Dr. Anne Bissonnette, associate professor and curator, clothing and textiles collection, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada.