"Now the Seattle Asian Art Museum gets in on the craze too . . . Colors of the Oasis: Central Asian Ikats . . . Organized by D.C.’s Textile Museum . . . features 65 textiles primarily from Uzbekistan . . . After centuries of trade along the Silk Road, the technique reached new heights when Central Asian artists began experimenting with dynamic and daring designs that mix visions of floral arabesques, scorpions, tulips, flowing water, even pomegranates."