Global Technique, Local Pattern: Ikat Textiles Opening Party

Friday  27 January  2017  6:00 PM    Friday  27 January  2017 8:00 PM
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Join us to celebrate the opening of "Global Technique, Local Pattern: Ikat Textiles"!

Three teachers from Weavers Guild of Minnesota will be giving fabric spinning demonstrations. There will be light refreshments.

Exhibition Description:

Ikat patterns are both intricate and bold. The feathered edges of the pattern simultaneously expose its hand-crafted nature and the deft skill required to create it. Ikat is a Malay-Indonesian word that means to tie or to bind. In Uzbekistan, these textiles are referred to as abr, which translates to cloud, referencing the soft edges of pattern.

The expertise and time that ikat requires makes it a textile that is both admired and mysterious in today’s world of mass produced yardage. Ikat is deeply ingrained in cultural heritage in locations all over the world. In India, for example, ikat is used for basic cotton garments, as well as for the most luxurious silk saris. Central Asia ikat patterns, which are typically larger in scale than the south, date back to the days of Genghis Khan. Textiles from locations such as Indonesia, Thailand, Cambodia, Uzbekistan, Japan and the South American Andes will also be on exhibit.

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Goldstein Museum of Design
1985 Buford Ave, Saint Paul, 55108, MN, United States

Martin DeWitt Commento inserito tramite Facebook
-- 16/01/2017 21:30
Looks wonderful! Very sorry to miss!!!

Brenda Raney Commento inserito tramite Facebook
-- 16/01/2017 15:06
Lin Nelson-Mayson would it be appropriate to stop by with my nearly 8-year old? She's going through a clothes/fabrics/design phase and might find this fascinating.
Heather Rein
-- 16/01/2017 15:06
Brenda, Do you know about See Kitty Sew? It's right in your neighborhood. My girls just started a weekly sewing class there and they love it!
Brenda Raney
-- 16/01/2017 15:06
Yes, she lives across the street from us. Such a small world!!
Goldstein Museum of Design
-- 16/01/2017 15:06
Hi Brenda this is certainly a family friendly exhibition! We look forward to seeing you there!

Weavers Guild of Minnesota Commento inserito tramite Facebook
-- 12/01/2017 21:43
We are excited to have spinners on site for the opening - demonstrating the spinning process! #weavingmn

Bl Bowman Commento inserito tramite Facebook
-- 27/12/2016 15:52
Looking forward to this!
Goldstein Museum of Design
1985 Buford Ave, Saint Paul, 55108, MN, United States
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