Ikat from Tanimbar (Paperback)
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Short Description for Ikat from Tanimbar An illustrated book of Indonesian textiles focusing on intricate ikats produced in the Moluccas. It is written by an expert hand weaver.
- Published: 20 June 2013
- Format: Paperback 180 pages
- ISBN 13: 9789745240971 ISBN 10: 9745240974
Full description for Ikat from Tanimbar
The textiles of Indonesia are widely appreciated by textile specialists, both professional and amateur; however, the intricate ikats produced in the Moluccas, at the eastern end of the archipelago, prove to be an exception, in that little attention has been paid to this genre to date. "Ikat from Tanimbar", the result of eight years' study by the author, herself an expert hand weaver, serves admirably to bridge this gap in our knowledge. The author provides the framework for the study by describing the techniques, materials and dyes used by the Tanimbarese weavers, as well as the social and ritual significance of the resulting cloths.The book concludes with an in-depth description and analysis of the iconography of the ikats of Tanimbar, cataloguing over 250 motifs employed by local weavers. This title is richly illustrated with new and historic photographs and numerous sketches and line drawings. IKAT: fabric made using an Indonesian decorative technique in which warp or weft threads, or both, are tiedyed before weaving. This book is an important and welcome contribution to the literature on Southeast Asian textiles. It includes 107 colour and 50 black & white plates, 35 figures and over 250 line drawings, 4 maps, 2 tables, 1 chart, appendix, glossary & bibliography.