How many individual steps does it take to weave ikat?
In 2018 Threads of Life produced a video in Prai Yawangu Rindi with Tamu Rambu Hamu Eti to document all the stages of the weaving and dyeing process of ikat. Now, they have created an infographic produced in English based on that documentation. We think it makes for quite a meditative experience and gives a deeper sense of appreciation to the time and complexity inherent in this textile art form.
Central to Threads of Life’s work with over 1000 weavers on 12 islands across Indonesia has been 15 years of field research studying, documenting, testing, and teaching the archipelago’s natural dye traditions. They bring this experience to an international audience by teaching one- and two-week small-group workshops on fiber arts with natural dyes at their natural dye studio and botanical garden in Ubud, Bali.
Find out more about Threads of Life, their home decor, textiles, art pieces and classes on their website: Threads of Life - Indonesian Textile Arts Centre