Central Asian ikats are distinguished by bold, original designs using vibrant colors and are prized for their great beauty. In the streets of Central Asian oasis towns, a man’s clothing defined his status in society and proclaimed his wealth.
Power of Pattern showcases over 60 examples of visually dynamic Central Asian ikat robes and panels, generous gifts from the David and Elizabeth Reisbord Collection. Organized by motif, the exhibition examines how the region’s textile designers, dyers, and weavers used improvisation and abstraction to create textiles truly unique to this region.
The V&A exhibition Central Asian Ikats from the Rau Collection ran from 5 November March Central Asian Ikats, a fully illustrated introduction to the magnificent ikats of Central Asia by Ruby Clark is available from the V&A Museum Online Shop.
Jan 01, · Central Asian Ikats [Ruby Clark] on eazye.info *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Centuries old, the ikat technique is a complex sequence of tie-dying silk threads to create elaborate patterns in striking colors before weaving. This invaluable introduction to the magnificent ikats of Central Asia sets the creation of these fabrics into the context of a long history of textile production 5/5(2).