FRAMED VINTAGE IKAT TEXTILE – FIG / BERRY / SPRING GREEN

$255.00

 

SOURCE: FLORES

AGE: APPROXIMATELY 20 years

DIMENSIONS: 23″ HIGH x 24″ WIDE

PALETTE: A deep rich fig and berry pink GROUND WITH ecru patterns and dainty lavender and spring green stripes.  CHECK OUT OUR COLOUR REFERENCE IMAGE FOR MORE INFORMATION.

MOTIFS: MAJOR AND MINOR BANDS OF patola-inspired motifs ARE COMBINED WITH NARROW STRIPES FEATURING tiny geometric details, stylised flower motifs and ikat dots.

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 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.

WE THINK THAT THE DYES USED IN THIS TEXTILE ARE 100% natural vegetable dyes.  THE TWO SHADES OF PURPLE USED IN THE TEXTILE GROUND AND THE LAVENDER STRIPES INDICATE  STEEPING IN BOTH INDIGO AND MORINDA DYE, FOR DIFFERENT AMOUNTS OF TIME.  THE SPRING GREEN STRIPES ARE CREATED WITH A concoction of indigo, mango tree bark and jackfruit wood {OR IT MIGHT JUST BE A SYNTHETIC THREAD…GASP – BUT WE DON’T THINK SO, IT’S A NICE SOFT SLIGHTLY FADED LIGHT GREEN}.  THE ECRU SHADE OCCURS WHERE THE wrapped pandan leaves prevent the dye from entering the threads.

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

FRAME DETAILS: A PINE WOOD FRAME, FINISHED IN BLACK 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.

WRINKLES: THE OCCASIONAL WRINKLE OR SUNSPOT THAT SOME OF OUR PIECES HAVE ACQUIRED OVER THE YEARS, AS WELL AS THEIR HANDMADE  QUIRKS, ARE PART OF THEIR one of a kind artisanal charm.  THIS TEXTILE IS a relative youngster HOWEVER, NO IMPERFECTIONS OF NOTE.

DESIGN TIPS: ADD A pop of colour TO A LARGE-SCALE GALLERY WALL, OR PROP ON A MANTELPIECE WITH A COUPLE OF SMALLER FRAMED PIECES AND OBJETS.

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