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Thursday, June 21, 2018


Exhibition Public - USA & Canada

To Dye For: Ikats from Central Asia

Freer Gallery of Art / Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
1050 Independence Ave SW,
Washington, USA
Mar 24, 2018 To Jul 29, 2018


Detail: With their brilliant designs, ikats are among the most distinct fabrics produced in Central Asia. The name, derived from the Malaysian word for “to tie,” refers to the distinct technique of making these textiles: bundles of threads are painstakingly patterned by repeated binding and dyeing before being woven. In present-day Uzbekistan and the Fergana Valley, the fabric is known as abri (cloud) and the technique as abrbandi (tying clouds), referring to the fluid yet bold motifs in bright colors.

Phone No.: 202.633.1000
Fax: 202.357.4911
Contact Email: publicaffairsAsia@si.edu
Site URL: https://www.freersackler.si.edu/exhibition/to-dye-for/



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