Through December 21: Irresistible: The Global Patterns of Ikat

George Washington University Textile Museum
701 21st St NW Washington, DC 20052  202-994-5200 
on view until December 21

 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. This exhibition explores the global phenomenon of ikat textiles through examples from countries as diverse as Chile, Indonesia and Uzbekistan.

Skirt, northeast Thailand, Tai-Lao people, c. 1935-1940. The Textile Museum Collection 1971.18.14. Gift of Mr. and Mrs. James Madison Andrews.


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