• Woman’s Robe (munisak) (front). Central Asia, Uzbekistan, Bukhara. Mid 19th century. The Textile Museum 2005.36.106, The Megalli Collection.
  • Robe. Central Asia, Uzbekistan, Bukhara or Karshi. Late 19th century. The Textile Museum 2005.36.95, The Megalli Collection.
  • Woman’s Robe (munisak). Central Asia, Uzbekistan, Fergana Valley. 1870s-1880s. The Textile Museum 2005.36.141, The Megalli Collection.
  • Woman’s Robe (munisak) (back). Central Asia, Uzbekistan, Fergana Valley. 1870s-1880s. The Textile Museum 2005.36.141, The Megalli Collection.

 

Ikat lovers, unite. More than 60 pieces of Central Asian ikat-print clothing from the 19th Century are on view at the Textile Museum in Washington D.C. The exhibition explores the rich history and intricate technique behind this bold pattern–one of our favorites.

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