Power of Pattern: Central Asian Ikats from the David and Elizabeth Reisbord Collection, on view February 3–July 28, 2019, presents a comprehensive group of Central Asian ikat textiles generously donated by Dr. David Reisbord and Mrs. Elizabeth Bloom Reisbord. This extraordinary collection of robes and wall hangings are organized by motif to highlight the artistry and creative improvisation of ikat makers who drew upon the shapes that surrounded them in everyday life to create such dynamic patterns. By isolating these shapes, the exhibition encourages the viewer to observe how motifs were reinterpreted through color, form, orientation, and scale to create textiles truly unique to the region.
Power of Pattern: Central Asian Ikats from the David and Elizabeth Reisbors Collection
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Resnick Pavilion
3 February - 28 July 2019