Resist: Tie Dye Practices from Around the World

Avenir Museum of Design and Merchandising Colorado State University, Ft. Collins, Colorado

Resist dyeing is a magical process. Patterns and images are revealed after a complex series of folds, ties, binds, and dyes. Scholars believe that these practices may have developed independently […]

Irresistible: The Global Patterns of Ikat

The Textile Museum, George Washington University Washington D.C.

Prized worldwide for producing vivid patterns and colors, the ancient resist-dyeing technique of ikat developed independently in communities across Asia, Africa, and the Americas, where it continues to inspire artists […]

Threaded Visions: Contemporary Weavings from the Collection

Art Institute of Chicago Chicago, IL, United States

Weaving—it’s a familiar term, a millennia-old art form, and a technique used across the world. This exhibition of thirteen contemporary artists from five countries explores the beautiful diversity of the […]

Irresistible: The Global Patterns of Ikat

The Textile Museum, George Washington University Washington D.C.

Prized worldwide for producing vivid patterns and colors, the ancient resist-dyeing technique of ikat developed independently in communities across Asia, Africa, and the Americas, where it continues to inspire artists […]

Fashioning San Francisco: A Century of Style

Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco: de Young Museum

Featuring one of the most iconic collections of 20th- and 21st-century women’s clothing in the United States, this exhibition includes 100 collection highlights, along with local loans of high fashion and […]

Ubuhle Women: Beadwork and the Art of Independence

Sordoni Art Gallery at Wilkes University Wilkes Barre, PA, United States

Ubuhle means “beauty” in the Xhosa and Zulu languages. It describes the shimmering quality of light on glass and its special spiritual significance for the Xhosa people. This exhibit features […]

Kyrgyz Textiles: Introducing the John L. Sommer Collections

Nickle Galleries, University of Calgary Alberta, Canada

The John L. Sommer Collection, comprising rare examples of Kyrgyz textiles, was recently donated to the Nickle Galleriessignificantly expanding the Gallery’s holdings of Central Asian textiles. In addition to important […]

Bhakti Ziek: A Tenuous Thread

Form & Content Santa Fe, NM, United States

A Tenuous Thread is a retrospective encompassing five decades of creative output by master weaver Bhakti Ziek. Arranged chronologically, this exhibit charts the evolution of Ziek'spioneering approach to weaving alongside a […]

Art of Timeless Beauty, the Navajo Child’s Blanket

Taos Art Museum at Fechin House Taos, NM, United States

Navajo, or Diné, are recognized as great masters of textile weaving. This exhibition showcases some of the finest examples of their 19th-century child's blankets. It explores the evolution of their […]

Weaving a Foundation: Cornerstones of the Textile Arts Collection

Denver Art Museum Denver, CO, United States

Features an eclectic presentation of 60 objects from Indigenous traditions across the world, including regions of the American Southwest and Mexico; India and Pakistan, and the Indonesian islands of Bali, […]