Museums have beautiful collections. The Victoria & Albert Museum or Kent State University have lovely 19th Century ikat robes from Central Asia:
|Victoria & Albert Museum, 19th C Uzbek robe|
|Christie's, 19th C Uzbek robe|
I think of Ethnic textiles not in terms of fashion trends, but as a distinct Style element in a woman's wardrobe.
If you want to add a dash of exotic to yours, you can do so in small ways.
- Accessorize with an ikat purse
- Wind an ikat scarf around you (very popular)
- Use it in your home, like placemats or pillows
- Pick ikat items up on your travels!
|Charlotte Russe ikat maxi|
The bohemian look using ikat dresses, like the maxi, has been in shops since last summer. It can be hippie chic with tribal jewelry.