Drawing inspiration from the Textile Museum‚Äôs fall exhibition Colors of the Oasis: Central Asian Ikats, this¬†symposium and conference will explore the tradition of Central Asian ikats.
On Friday 15 October there will be an opening reception at the Textile Museum, 2320 S Street NW¬†, 7:30 pm¬†with a preview of the new exhibition Colors of the Oasis: Central Asian Ikats.
The academic program Saturday 16 October from 9:00 am¬†will take place at the Phillips Collection Auditorium, 1600 21st Street NW.
The morning and afternoon program¬†Saturday includes:
Welcome¬†by Maryclaire Ramsey, Director, The Textile Museum
All of a Piece: Ikat Design and the Central Asian Aesthetic by Andrew Hale
At the Crossroads of Eurasia: The Changing Central Asian City and Textile Production in the 19th Century by Dr. Jeff Sahadeo
Central Asian Ikat: Product and Production by Dr. Mary M. Dusenbury
The Samarkand Ikat-making Tradition and the Karatag Silk Industry by Dr. Elena Tsareva
The Revival: The Craft of Ikat Silk Weaving in Uzbekistan and its Influence on Global Furnishings by Philippa Watkins
Dress to Impress: Brilliant Ikat Use in Contemporary Fashion by Dr. Anne Bissonnette
Concluding Remarks by Maryclaire Ramsey at 4:30 pm.
A reception is arranged Saturday evening.
The program Sunday 17 October from 9:00 am¬†includes¬†Curator’s Tour of Colors of the Oasis: Central Asian Ikats with Sumru Belger Krody and a Show-and-Tell Session from 10:45¬†facilitated by Michael M. Seidman.
More information: The Textile Museum Fall Symposium