As promised, more pit pillow textiles! These samples of Siamese silk Ikat were chosen by Alexander Girard to be used for pillows in the winter iteration of the Miller House conversation pit.
The annual “flipping of the pit,” where summer textiles are changed out for winter ones, was completed at Miller House on Monday. Here is an IMA blog post explaining the process: Pillow Talk.
Textile samples (11.5 x 11.5 in.) of Siamese silk Ikat, sourced by Alexander Girard, 1955-1957, 94/99, Miller House and Garden Collection, IMA Archives, Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis, Indiana. (MHG_IVi_B094_f099_001, MHG_IVi_B094_f099_002)