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Ikat cloth

  • Description

    Derived from the Malay word mengikat (“to tie”), the term ikat defines a textile-patterning technique in which parts of the warp and/or weft are knotted to protect them from dye penetration. The careful planning of the dyeing process is the key to the realization of the vibrant decorative patterns that characterize ikats.

  • Details

    Associated place
    Asia Uzbekistan (place of creation)
    19th - 20th century (1801 - 2000)
    Material and technique
    silk, dyed light-pink and ikat dyed pink, yellow, and purple
    452 x 34 cm (length x width)
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    Bequeathed by Frederick Henry Andrews, 1958.
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    • currently in research collection

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