Ikat handwoven cotton Tapestry Wall hanging Blanket Indonesian Handmade textile
Handloom warp ikat woven cotton cloth, with intricate hand knotted fringe. Perfect to use as a wall hanging, throw or light blanket.
The threads are pre-dyed (ikat literally means to tie in the Malay language ) by tightly wrapping the cotton threads with raffia in a predetermined motif. Once the threads are wrapped, they are dyed in vegetable dyes derived from local plant materials ( an ancient art in itself) and hung to dry. Once dry the threads are set onto the loom into the predetermined motif, then they are painstakingly woven by hand on these simple primitive looms thread by thread. #5