Dr Fritz Ikle (Biographical details)

Dr Fritz Ikle (collector; Swiss; Male; 1877 - 1945)

Also known as

Ikle, Fritz; Ikle-Huber, Fritz


Son of Leopold Ikle, creator of the famous Ikle collection of textiles (Die Sammlung Ikle) at the Textilmuseum St. Gallen, Zürich, Switzerland. His life-work was the creation of the important collection of different textile techniques, housed at the Museum für Völkerkunde, Basel, since 1945. After two generations of textile collectors in the Ikle family, the remaining textiles (including Coptic pieces) in the family collection were sold at Christie's, London, in 1989.


Alfred and Kristin Bühler-Oppenheim, 'Die Textilsammlung Fritz Ikle-Huber im Museum für Völkerkunde und Schweizerischen Museum für Volkskunde, Basel', Denkschriften der Schweizerischen Naturforschenden Gesellschaft, Vol. LXXVIII, 2, Zürich, 1948.