Wednesday, October 20, 2010

The Textile Museum

Now showing:  our chance to see some of the most exquisite articles of ikat made in the 19th and early 20th centuries!

The Textile Museum's exhibition "features a selection of the Central Asian ikats given to The Textile Museum by collector Murad Megalli, on view for the first time ever."

 Colors of the Oasis:  Central Asian Ikats runs from October 16, 2010 through March 13, 2011.

Women's Robe (munisak)
Central Asia, Uzbekistan, Bukhara, second quarter 19t
h c.
The Textile Museum 2005.36.23.
Murad Megalli Collection. Photo by Renée Comet.

Central Asia, Tajikistan, Hisar Valley (?), early 20th c.
The Textile Museum 2005.36.124.
Murad Megalli Collection. Photo by Renée Comet.

Ikat resin bracelet from Indonesia. Made from Indonesian ikat fabric wrapped in resin.  For sale at the Textile Museum shop or by clicking HERE.

D.C. road trip?!



  1. Very cool! I love that dress with the green and teal. Hope it travels south next.

  2. I'm up here already! But my schedule is packed. :(

  3. I've had this show on my agenda for ages...maybe a late winter trip? Yes?

  4. Oh and I love your new profile pic!!

  5. I would love to see this collection, I am so inspired!

    Art by Karena


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