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Indonesian Rote Ndao Ikat Textiles coloured using natural vegetable dye, WIJKT-ROTESEL-002

Origin: Ndao Island, Rote-Ndao, East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia
Measurements (approx.): 170 cm x 100 cm (frills are not included), made from two panels of textiles stitched to form this large blanket. This is a common practice in creating large handwoven textiles in Indonesia, as the weavers can only create one piece of textiles width up to 80 or 90 cm when using a back-strap loom. In summary, they can only create textiles within their arm’s length.
Composition: High-grade cotton, thick in nature
Process: Hand-dyed using natural dyes, handwoven using a back-strap loom
Weight: Thick, ideal for heavy-duty upholstery. Durable fabric to use for interior craft projects.
Colour: soft and light greyish turquoise blue, a natural dye colour created form Indigofera tinctoria natural dye extract.
Suitability: wall hanging, upholstery, fashion apparel fabric and many varieties of other craft projects.

ITEM LOCATION: JAKARTA, INDONESIA. Any queries please CONTACT US

Description

This is a genuine Indonesian, handwoven Rote Ikat, from Ndao island in East Nusa Tenggara. This cloth was made from hand-dyed yarns using natural dyes.

The production of this type of hand-woven and naturally dyed textile is recognized as an ancient art, which is passed on from generation to generation, normally from mother to daughter. This type of hand weaving, normally done by women, is highly labour-intensive, extraordinarily complex and can take months to complete.

Part of the proceeds from the sale of this cloth will go to support community and environmental project managed by Connect Indonesia in partnership with the weavers. We have been donating reading glasses to senior artisans all over Indonesia since 2013, and this program is still going strong.  We are currently managing several small environmental projects where we work with the weavers to plant trees that yield natural dye colours.

Information on the project can be found in  https://www.connect-indonesia.org

 

Additional information

Dimensions 170 × 100 cm
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