On my recent trip to Bali and Java I saw hand-drawn & dyed batiks and hand-tied, dyed & woven ikats.

The double ikat is the featured image. It is very special type of ikat – both warp and weft threads are tied & dyed before weaving.
This technique is practiced in only 3 locations in the world.
Genringsing like the one above is made in Tengenan Village in Bali.
Patan Patola saris are made in Gujurat, India (I visited there in 2007)
Katsuri double ikat indigo textiles are made in Japan

Below are images of the presenting and making of these Indonesian batiks and ikats
and the textiles I purchased – look for them in my new designs!


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