ikat, wall hanging
silk and cotton ikat
Neusteter Textile Collection: Gift of Guido Goldman
. Wall Hanging. 1825-1875. silk and cotton ikat. Neusteter Textile Collection: Gift of Guido Goldman. 2005.139.
Dimensionsheight: 91 1/2 in, 232.41 cm; width: 55 3/4 in, 141.605 cm
DepartmentTextile Art and Fashion
CollectionTextile Art and Fashion-Asian
In the stark Central Asian steppe, ikats like this were hung from walls to create the atmosphere of a garden oasis. The bold, dramtic pattern of ikats was achieved through a painstaking process in which the warp threads are repeatedly tied and dyed before being put on the loom and woven.
Known Provenancesource unknown
- "Debut: Textile Art Acquisitions," March 17 - November 25, 2007 (DAM)