Ilene Danchig is a legend when it comes to collecting textiles. She began her career in the textile industry as a designer and weaver. Her passion for collecting textiles led her to amass more than 150,000 fabrics and prints from around the world, representing a vast ethnographic assortment from Mexico, Africa, Thailand, India, Russia, Europe, and Asia, spanning over 3 or more centuries. Ilene opened her own studio as inspiration to the fashion and home furnishing industries located in the hub of fashion district West 40th St., NYC.
The Baxter Mill Archive now holds the key to this archive of this robust textile and art collection of Indigo Kasuri’s, Silk Shibori’s, Ikat Stripes, Kilims, Mud and Kenta Cloths, South Asian hand woodblock prints, Uzbekistan Ikat silk robes, and designs from all four corners of the world!