Ikat – Patterns from Indonesia, Malaysia and India

Pepin van Roojen

“Ikat (from the Indonesian/Malay mengikat: ‘to tie up’) is a very elaborate way of decorating cotton and silk textiles by resist-dyeing the yarns before weaving. Designs are reserved by lying the yarns in such a way that the untied sections will absorb dye when immersed in a colour bath (see pages 2 and 4). For subsequent colours, new binding will have to be applied, and, depending on the design, earlier ones removed.

There are three main types of ikat: warp ikat, whereby the dying process is applied to the warp (see page 100, weft ikat, whereby the weft threads are dyed; and double-ikat, the most elaborate form, whereby both warp and weft threads are dyed. Examples of double-ikat are the prized Patolas from Gujarat, which can be seen on pages 122-127.

Skilled craftspeople can work with amazing precision in preparing the yarns before dyeing and weaving. Still, ikat textiles can be recognised from a slightly jagged appearance inthe patterns. The technique has been used for centuries in various parts of the world, and it is still widely practised in India and Southeast Asia.”

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