Kuala Lumpur: Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia, 2006.
192 pp. 284 color plates 23 black and white. 9.5 x 11.5 Hardback in dustjacket in New condition. Item #BOOKS007792I
"This publication from the Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia accompanies the first exhibition of its type in Southeast Asia. Silk ikats are among the most vibrant textiles of Central Asia. Part of the weaving tradition known in Persian as abrbandi they are as stunning to look at as they are challenging to make. The legacy created in the 19th century continues to inspire, many decades after it ceased to be a part of the Central Asian way of life. Its influence has even reached masters of contemporary fashion such as Oscar de la Renta. Including more than 80 of the finest examples, the book displays the museum's ikats in a manner that matches their boldness." -Cover.