Indonesia & Switzerland, Tenun Ikat Sikka GI, Medeng Turan Rua Silk Foulard in Grey
Give a warm and unique accent with this hand woven silk foulard to your look. Carry the positive energy of nature inspired by the sea and traditional symbols embodied on this piece made almost entirely by hand, with natural dyes and with great care.
Motif: Medeng Turan Rua is a sarong with a symmetrical motif in the form of a continuous meander, which has a myth or belief depicted in the legend of the sarong itself.
The weavers from Sikka create unique fabrics whose motifs reect a certain symbolism. They live in harmony with nature - the patterns and dyeing of the fabrics are characterised from the ora and fauna of their diverse island. They extract the dyes by hand from the plants and fruits locally and dye the threads in the tie-dye process. Black, for example, is obtained out of indigo leaves and red out of noni fruits.
Ikat from Sikka contains a wealth of history, culture and passion for artisanal art: unique pieces instead of fast-moving mass- produced goods. The production is an elaborate centuries-old process. Ikat fabrics are not dyed or printed with industrial printing techniques, but by hand.
The weaving begins with a pattern that is created in the mind and transferred to the fabric by hand. The threads are knotted, dyed with natural substances and printed on a piece of fabric - this is how a work of art is created in a time-consuming and passionate process.
It is amazing how the centuries-old technique of this weaving method is passed down from generation to generation. Thanks to the cooperation between the Indonesian government and the ISIP (Indonesian-Swiss Intellectual Property Project), the ikat artistic handicraft in Sikka can be carried on in the traditional style for the long term.
With your purchase, you can also contribute to the survival of textile arts and crafts in Sikka.
Measures: 90x90 cm
Quality: SEDA 42/2
Motif: Medeng Turan Rua, Half-full motif, color combination
Naturally dyed color
Production time: 6 - 8 weeks
Stock: made by order