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Central Asian Ikats from the Rau Collection

Start Date 05 November 2007
End Date 30 March 2008
Venue V&A
Location London, England

Centuries old, the ikat technique is a complex sequence of tie-dyeing silk threads to create elaborate patterns in striking colours. These textiles reached a high point in production and popularity in nineteenth century Central Asia. This display of ikat robes and hangings from the collection of Pip Rau provided an invaluable introduction to the inventive and colourful ikat fabrics of Central Asia.