LACMA Unwraps Gift of Central Asian Robes
David Reisbord, a neurologist, became interested in textiles during a trip to Guatemala in the 1970s. He came to focus on the colorful silk ikat robes of Central Asia. After the break-up of the Soviet Union, many spectacular heirlooms came on the market.
|Ikat (detail), Central Asia, late 19th-early 20th century|
Below: Ikat robes were made to be worn, as the Reisbords demonstrate.