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PostPosted: Fri Jul 17, 2009 10:33 am 
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I thought I would post info on two upcoming exhibits at The Textile Museum in Washington for August 2009 and October 2009-March 2010.

The first is a short, two-week, exhibit this August and almost a curiosity:

'A Lady Found a Culture in its Cloth: Barack Obama's Mother and Indonesian Batiks' August 9-23, 2009

For two weeks only this summer, batik patterned textiles from the collection of Ann Dunham, President Obama's mother, will be on view at The Textile Museum. This showing is the final stop of a national tour of the exhibition, which is on view in Chicago, Los Angeles and New York between May and August.

For further info see: ... ulture.htm

The second exhibit is a more substantial one:

Colors of the Oasis: Central Asian Ikats - October 16, 2010 through March 13, 2011

'Colors of the Oasis will feature a selection from the 148 high caliber Central Asian ikats given to The Textile Museum by collector Murad Megalli in 2005.The stunning, colorful textiles on view will include coats for men and women, and women’s dresses and pants, as well as cradle covers, hangings and fragments -- all on view for the first time ever.'

For further info see: ... _Oasis.htm

File comment: Kain panjang (long cloth used as lower body wrapper; detail)
Java, Yogyakarta
Ann Dunham Collection No. 10

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File comment: Coat (detail), Central Asia, Uzbekistan, early 19th century.
The Textile Museum 2005.36.144.
Murad Megalli Collection. Photo by Renée Comet.

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