FRAMED VINTAGE IKAT TRIBAL BAG – INDIGO / ROSE

$225.00

 

SOURCE: TIMOR

AGE: TEXTILE: APPROXIMATELY 40 years; COINS: AT LEAST 70 years

DIMENSIONS:  20.5 ” HIGH AND 15.5 ” WIDE

PALETTE: A GORGEOUS FADED ROSE GROUND WITH ECRU PATTERNS AND deep indigo bands. FEATURING BRIGHT BEADWORK, SIDE TASSELS AND antique copper one cent netherlands indies guilder coins.

MOTIFS: STYLISED rooster motifs ON THE ROSE BANDS, AND THE NARROW INDIGO BANDS FEATURE IKAT DOTS AT THEIR EDGES.

TEXTILE DETAILS: THE INDONESIAN WORD ‘IKAT’ MEANS TO ‘tie’ or ‘bind’, WHICH ALLUDES TO THE INTRICATE AND MASSIVELY LONGWINDED PROCESS OF CREATING THESE INCREDIBLE TEXTILES.  FROM PICKING THE COTTON TO SNIPPING THE FINAL THREAD, a single piece can take upwards of 14 months to create, AND IT’S NOT UNCOMMON TO TAKE SEVERAL YEARS.

THIS VINTAGE IKAT FABRIC COMES FROM A TUBE SKIRT, A ‘POU DULA BUNGA’, WHICH IS the traditional female dress in many parts of indonesia.  TWO IKAT TEXTILES ARE STITCHED TOGETHER TO FORM A LONG NARROW ‘STRAPLESS DRESS’ {IN WESTERN TERMS}, WHICH IS THEN WRAPPED AROUND THE BODY.

THIS TRIBAL BAG WAS MADE IN THE LAST THREE YEARS, FROM A vintage ikat textile, BEADS OF VARIOUS STYLES AND COLOURS, COTTON SIDE TASSELS AND ANTIQUE COPPER ONE CENT netherlands east indies guilder coins (WHICH STOPPED BEING PRODUCED UPON INDONESIA’S INDEPENDENCE IN 1945).

THE DYES USED IN THIS IKAT ARE 100% natural vegetable dyes.  THE FADED ROSE SHADE IS FROM THE bark and roots of the morinda tree AND THE INDIGO IS FROM THE LEAVES OF THE INDIGO PLANT.  THE ECRU SHADE OCCURS WHERE THE wrapped pandan leaves prevent the dye from entering the threads.

FOR more information ON / GRATUITOUS IKAT PHOTOS OF TIMOR GOODIES, CLICK THROUGH {HERE} TO demand authenticity.

FRAME DETAILS: A PINE WOOD FRAME, FINISHED IN WHITE GLOSS AND PAIRED WITH A fine weave white linen backing.  GALLERY GRADE ACRYLIC IS USED TO FRONT OUR ARTWORK, RATHER THAN GLASS, FOR BOTH SAFETY AND PRACTICAL REASONS.  ALL MATERIALS ARE acid-free.  THE BAG HAS BEEN LEFT SLIGHTLY OPEN IN ORDER TO appreciate the inner detailing.

WRINKLES: THE OCCASIONAL WRINKLE OR SUNSPOT THAT SOME OF OUR PIECES HAVE ACQUIRED THROUGH YEARS AND YEARS OF USE, AS WELL AS THEIR HANDMADE  QUIRKS, ARE PART OF THEIR one of a kind artisanal charm.  THIS TEXTILE  SHOWS SMALL SIGNS OF ITS AGE, AND THE COPPER COINS ARE DEVELOPING A LOVELY PATINA – PLEASE ZOOM IN TO THE DETAIL PHOTO FOR MORE INFORMATION.

DESIGN TIPS: COMBINE WITH A SERIES OF PRINTS, PHOTOS AND TEXTILES IN A SIMILAR PALETTE FOR A striking little vignette OR A HUGE GALLERY WALL {YOU MIGHT WANT TO TAKE A PEEK AT OUR ON THE ROAD PHOTOGRAPHY…}.

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