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IKATS OF THE WORLD: INDONESIA!

We are starting a new series, where we will explore a different part #alongtheikattrail each week. We begin in Indonesia!! Ikat essentially simultaneously, in several areas of the world; Indonesia, Japan, Uzbekistan, India, Guatemala and Cambodia. Although we are...

IKATS OF THE WORLD: CAMBODIA!

It’s #textiletuesday and time for another installment of Ikats around the world! This week we are heading to Cambodia to see the beautiful silk weavings famous for their beautiful colors and intricate patterns. From the IKTT: “Cambodian Ikat has survived...

IKATS OF THE WORLD: GUATEMALA!

Happy #textiletuesday! This is our third stop in the series of skates around the world and I am really excited to share this post with you. I love researching for these and have enjoyed digging deep into the world of ikat ( though I feel like I have really just begun...

IKATS OF THE WORLD, JAPAN!

“Kasuri: threads that blur and bind” “The word Kasuri is derived from the Japanese word, “kasureru,” meaning “blurred” because of the innate tendency for kasuri designs to appear splashed and blurry.” –Ojuri.co Japanese ikat,...

IKATS OF THE WORLD: INDIA!

The loin loom is one of the earliest and most ancient ways of weaving used by women throughout the world. In ancient India, it was considered a sacred act linking the rhythms of the human body through breath, prana or life force, to the weave. One of its warp bars are...

CONNECTING ARTISANS TO DESIGNERS

ARTISAN-DESIGNER COLLABORATIONS IN INDIA’S TEXTILE REVIVAL BOOM:  Three contemporary saris from The Fabric of India Exhibition at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London By Preeti Mehta (@preetimehta) Much has been written about the revival of traditional...