FRAMED VINTAGE IKAT TEXTILE – INDIGO / FORGET-ME-NOT

$175.00

 

SOURCE: SABU

AGE: APPROXIMATELY 30 years

DIMENSIONS: 10″ HIGH x 12.5″ WIDE

PALETTE: A deep indigo GROUND WITH ecru patterns AND BANDS OF forget-me-not blue.

MOTIFS: NARROW HORIZONTAL BLUE BANDS FEATURE ikat dots and tiny geometric detailing, AND BORDER A WIDER STRIPE OF patola-inspired motifs.

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.

THE LARGER INDIGO BANDS ARE KNOWN AS A ‘medi ae‘, OR ‘WIDE ONES’, AND THE SMALLER BANDS ARE CALLED ‘roa‘, OR ‘NARROW ONES’.

THE DYES USED IN THIS TEXTILE ARE 100% natural vegetable dyes.  THE VARIOUS SHADES OF BLUE ARE FROM THE LEAVES OF THE INDIGO PLANT, AND THE ECRU SHADE OCCURS WHERE THE wrapped pandan leaves prevent the dye from entering the threads.

FOR more information ON / GRATUITOUS IKAT PHOTOS OF SABU 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.

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 indigo TO A GALLERY WALL, MAYBE COMBINING WITH SOME OF OUR on the road photography IN A SIMILAR PALETTE OF BLUES AND WHITES.

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