Indonesia & Switzerland, Tenun Ikat Sikka GI, NI Kaftan Jacket/Dress in Yellow
NI -Kaftan jacket/dress, cotton/seda (unisex)
Designed for bodies and souls, regardless of gender. This one-size kaftan is available in handwoven cotton or silk fabrics, 126cm long from centre back neck to hem.
Wear it as a jacket or as a dress. This handwoven piece is produced in Sikka, Flores - Indonesia, dyed with natural tinctures, spun by hand and woven on back-strapp loom.
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: S-M, M-L
- Quality: SEDA 42/2
- Motif: Teke Tibu, Full motif & color combination
- Naturally dyed colors
- Geographical indication: Tenun Ikat Sikka GI
- Production time: 6 - 8 weeks
- Stock: made by order