Handloom Cotton Tye and Dye Ikat Fabric

Ikat Fabric

Handloom Cotton Tye and Dye Ikat Fabric


That is, each small design element in each color was individually tied in the warp and weft yarns. It's an extraordinary achievement in the textile arts. 

These much sought after textiles were traded by the Dutch East Indies company for exclusive spice trading rights with the sultanates of Indonesia. 

The double ikat fabric is woven in the small Bali Aga village, Tenganan in east Bali in Indonesia reflects the influence of these prized textiles. Some of the Tenganan double ikat motifs are taken directly from the patola tradition. In India, double ikat fabric is also woven in Puttapaka, Nalgonda District and is called Puttapaka Saree In Japan, double ikat is woven in the Okinawa islands where it is called Tate-Yoko gasuri.

Ikat fabric is a dyeing technique used to pattern textiles that employ resist dyeing on the yarns prior to dyeing and weaving the ikat fabric. In ikat, the resist is formed by binding individual yarns or bundles of yarns with a tight wrapping applied in the desired pattern. 

The bindings may then be altered to create a new pattern and the yarns dyed again with another color. This process may be repeated multiple times to produce elaborate, multicolored patterns. 

When the dyeing is finished all the bindings are removed and the yarns are woven into cloth. In other resist-dyeing techniques such as tie-dye and batik, the resist is applied to the woven cloth ikat fabric, 

whereas in ikat the resist is applied to the yarns before they are woven into cloth. Because the surface design is created in the yarns rather than on the finished cloth, in ikat both fabric faces are patterned .

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  1. Nice and good I kat fabrics how it costs per meter and quality of fabrics

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    1. Thank You it costs from rupees 130 to 250 in cotton, the fabric shown here is 2/40s x 30s x 45 Inch width, costs 130, and the price quoted is for bulk quantity,

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