It is a great honour to bring you access to the rich and complex world of “Ikat tenun” supporting women in artisanal communities, celebrating these unique pieces, and reviving this craft through unique home furnishing. We work with over 150 communities across Indonesia archipelago.
The multicultural nature of Indonesia has produced a rich civilization. Among many cultural and artistic achievements, the diverse textile traditions stand out. Yet these traditions are vulnerable and are in danger of dying.
Ikat meaning to “bind” or “tie” is a resist-dyeing technique whereby the pattern of the finished fabric is determined by the dying of the threads before they are woven. Making an ikat can take more than a year, and there are over 52 steps in the process.