To Dye For: A World Saturated in Color
To Dye for saturated-color features over 50 textiles and costumes from the Fine Arts Museums’ comprehensive collection of textiles from Africa, Asia and the Americas. A truly cross-cultural presentation, the exhibition showcases objects from diverse cultures and historical periods, including a tie-dyed mantle from the Wari-Nasca culture of pre-Hispanic Peru (500–900 A.D.) and a paste-resist Mongolian felt rug from the 15th–17th century.
The exhibition highlights several recent acquisitions, including important gifts such as a pair of ikat-woven, early-20th-century women's skirts from the Iban people of Sarawak, Malaysia and two exquisite hand-painted and mordant-dyed Indian trade cloths used as heirloom cloths by the Toraja peoples of Sulawesi, Indonesia.

San Francisco, De Young Museum
31 July  2010 - 9 January 2011

San Francisco, de Young Fine Arts Museum
July 31, 2010