Bukhara. Some beautiful examples of ikat-weave and embroidered silk robes, hangings and coverlets from a fascinating place and time.
Ikat weaving was something I always wanted to try in school when I had easy access to a loom, alas it's another of those projects I never got around to. The process of these fabrics is so interesting, time consuming. One would truly have to plan in advance (never my strong suit) or else be content allowing happy accidents to happen.
Maybe some day again I'll have a loom and the space and time to use it?? One can dream.....
Special highlights included items from the museum's collection of Islamic African artifacts - textiles from a place I yearn to visit more than just about anywhere else in the world. I hope I might have the privilege to see Africa sooner rather than later.
There's not much of anything better than balcony slumber parties.
Best sleep we've had all summer.