Tied, Dyed and Woven: Ikat Textiles from Latin America
September 20, 2017 – February 25, 2018
Tied, Dyed and Woven draws from the Textile Museum of Canada’s rich permanent collection and features contemporary work by artist Guillermo Bert (Chile), master dyer and weaver Arturo Estrada Hernández (Mexico), and weavers Laura Sánchez and Quispe Huamán Victoria (Peru). The exhibition examines interrelationships among ikat traditions in Latin America and explores the meaning and place of ikat in the design repertoires of these cultures. Beyond its continued importance in encoding cultural values within weaving communities, the technical and visual fluency of these ikat designs have also found popular currency in the global marketplace and in the worlds of fashion.