Contemporary Tie and Dye Textiles of Indonesia
Hand-spun and hand-woven textiles have always been an integral part of the cultures of South-East Asia. This book maps contemporary areas of production and markets, and documents a cross-section of current practices and examples of tie and dye weaving in Indonesia. Aimed at both the textile student and the general reader alike, it provides a fascinating introduction to the diversity of the textiles of each of the main islands as well as useful guidance on their identification and classification.
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Sumatra and Java
A Solorese dancer wearing a warp ikat sarong
Sulawesi and Sumbawa
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Adonara Alor Amarasi background backstrap loom Bajawa Bali Batak batik Bima Bugis centre field cepuk ceremonial chemical dyes Colour Plate commercial cotton commercial thread commercially spun contemporary cloths contemporary ikat cotton and natural decorated designs Donggala double ikat east Sumba east Timor fibres Field notes Flores handspun cotton hinggi Iban ikat bands ikat motifs ikat patterns ikat textiles ikat weaving Indonesia island Jakarta Java kain geringsing Kalimantan Kartiwa known Kupang Larantuka Lembata Lombok lozenge Maumere morinda natural dyes Ndao patola pelangi plaid pre-dyed produced Rai Jua Roti Rotinese Savu Savunese selendang Sikka Sikka region silk Solor songket sotis south Sulawesi Sumatra Sumbanese Sumbawa Besar supplementary weave synthetic Tanimbar textiles Toraja trade traditional two-panel warp ikat tying and dyeing village Waingapu waist warp ikat warp ikat cloth warp ikat sarong warp ikat selimut warp threads weavers weft ikat west Sumba women worn woven yarn yellow