Warp Ikat

Warp ikat is where the warp yarns are wrapped tightly with dried leaves (Gewang leaves in East Sumba) or some other dye-resistant material to prevent unwanted dye permeation. It's then dipped into the dye solution. The method is repeated again and again depending on the desired number and depth of the colors. Usually, one piece of large fabric requires 1-4 months for the full dying process and 6-12 months for the finished result.

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