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THE WEAVER FROM TENGANAN copyright : Yoga Raharja Interesting article about the laborious double ikat clothing that is woven here.

Double ikat weaving of Tenganan village, Bali - Patterns are tied into the warp (vertical) or the weft (horizontal) threads, but not both. The Tenganan designs are tied and dyed into both warp and weft threads before the two types are interwoven for a final pattern, the precision techniques closely guarded secrets by Tenganan families. The textiles are considered to have protective magical powers and are also used to send off the deceased in religious rituals such as cremations

Double ikat weaving of Tenganan village. Patterns are tied into the warp (vertical) or the weft (horizontal) threads, but not both.

Double Ikat is a technique in which both warp and the weft are resist-dyed prior to stringing on the loom. Double ikat is only produced in three countries, India, Japan and Indonesia. The double ikat of Japan is a type of kasuri. It is woven in the Okinawa islands where it is called tate-yoko gasuri.[2] In Indonesia it is only made in one small Bali Aga village, Tenganan in east Bali.[3] The double ikat of India is predominantly woven in Gujarat and is called patola.

Vintage Uzbek Ikat patern printed fabric dress home decor antique size…

Bali #Ikat Pillow Covers :: Bali's Tenganan village is the only place today still producing the complex tie-dye technique know as 'geringsing' double ikat.  It's believed these Balinese-made cloths were exported to India and copied there for production to Asian markets many centuries ago.  Even fabric has a story.

Bali's Tenganan village is the only place today still producing the complex weaving & dying technique know as double ikat. The entire process takes 7 years to produce one piece. Each specific design has a story or cultural meaning.

Gringsing, double ikat from Tenganan, Bali  This piece is a Gringsing -- a ceremonial cloth handwoven using the double ikat method in Tenganan, Bali. This was purchased from the weaver and dates to the early 1990s.

Gringsing, double ikat from Tenganan, Bali This piece is a Gringsing -- a ceremonial cloth handwoven using the double ikat method in Tenganan, Bali. This was purchased from the weaver and dates to the early

Weaver working on a double ikat using a traditional loom in Tenganan, Bali.

Weaver working on a double ikat using a traditional loom in Tenganan, Bali.

Weaver working on a double ikat using a traditional loom in Tenganan, Bali.

Weaver working on a double ikat using a traditional loom in Tenganan, Bali.

Double ikat, Tenganan ,Bali, Indonesia

Double ikat, Tenganan ,Bali, Indonesia

A weaver displays his work -- a traditional double ikat, in Tenganan, Bali.

A weaver displays his work -- a traditional double ikat, in Tenganan, Bali.

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