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Thursday, July 27, 2017


Exhibition Public - USA & Canada

Colors of the Oasis: Central Asian Ikats

The Museum of Fine Arts, Audrey Jones Beck Building
5601 Main Street,
Houston, Texas, USA
Mar 21, 2017 To Jun 04, 2017


Detail: Colors of the Oasis: Central Asian Ikats showcases nearly 50 ikat robes and panels from the renowned Murad Megalli Collection of the Textile Museum in Washington D.C.

These bold garments were mainstays of cosmopolitan oasis culture in the 19th century, worn by inhabitants of different classes and religions throughout crowded marketplaces, private homes, centers of worship, and ceremonial places. The ikat textiles on display—including robes for men and women, dresses, trousers, and hangings—feature eye-catching designs in dazzling colors.

Phone No.: 713.639.7300
Site URL: https://www.mfah.org/exhibitions/colors-of-the-oasis-central-asian-ikats

Woman's Robe (Munisak)
Woman's Robe (Munisak)
Central Asia, Uzbekistan, Bukhara
late 19th century
silk and cotton

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