Ikat Handwoven Cushions

$ USD 25

Ikat handweaving from the island of Bali

50x50cm

Individual country sales tax applies

2 in stock

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Description

This magnificent range of textiles is handwoven on backstrap looms in Bali, Indonesia.

Ikat Weave
Indonesia is well known for their Ikat style of textiles. Ikat means to bind or to tie. This piece is made on a backstrap loom that sits on the ground. The warp thread is strung onto the loom and the desired pattern is sketched onto the thread. The thread is then wrapped with string, straw or plastic so certain areas of the thread to resist the dye. The thread is then soaked in one or numerous dye baths depending on the desired pattern. The thread is then returned to the warp of the loom and the weaving process begins. As the weft is woven through the warp the pattern emerges in the cloth. Once a piece of cloth can take 1-12 months to complete.

Additional information

Weight 0.40 kg