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OTHER TEXTILES FROM AROUND THE ARCHIPELAGO

Indonesian Handwoven Borneo Dayak Ikat Textile – WIJKT-SINSL-001

Origin: Sintang, West Borneo, Indonesia

Material:  100% cotton

Measurements (approx): 150 cm x 61 cm

Weight:  Thick weave, fairly heavy textile

Condition: New, woven in 2018

PRODUCTION PROCESSES:
– Hand-woven using a back-strap loom
– The designs are created using Ikat techniques.
– Coloured using natural vegetable dyes Morinda Citrifolia roots (called akar mengkudu) in Indonesia.

SUITABILITY:
– wall hanging, upholstery, fashion apparel, and various other craft projects

CARE INSTRUCTION:
– We don’t recommend machine wash for any Indonesian handmade textile
– If you must wash this textile, please use gentle handwash only, with very mild washing liquid. Dry flat.
– If you are using this textile for a wall hanging, please avoid direct sunlight, as sunlight can bleach any textile terribly.
– If you accidentally get the textile dirty, try to wipe it gently with a damp cloth, avoid rubbing repeatedly
– When not in use, keep them away in a safe place, away from nasty insects.

SKU: WIJKT-SINSL-001 Category:

Description

This offer is for a medium-size Indonesian West Borneo Ikat Blanket. This ikat called “Lingkuk Beliku”. This motif depicted the complexity of life, where beliku means the winding road. Life is full of adventure, full of circles and patterns, and they are there for us to enjoy and to go through with gratefulness.

Please check the full details of this ikat above. Thank you.
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**OUR CONTRIBUTION TO THE INDONESIAN WEAVING COMMUNITIES**
Over the past 10 years, we have devoted part of our spare time, campaigning to preserve Indonesian traditional textiles culture and tradition. We believe that encouraging the continuous production of traditional handmade textiles will help empower women and strengthen the global economy. Appreciating slow textiles more will help reduce the production of unnecessary fast textiles and fast fashion, hence saving the planet from further climate destruction. Part of the proceeds from the sale of this cloth will go to support grassroots projects by Connect Indonesia, The Charity, a volunteer-based organization we started in the year 2000. We distribute reading glasses to the weavers regularly to help them produce better quality textiles. For full details about Connect Indonesia, please visit https://www.connectindonesia.org

Since 2009, we have campaigned vigorously to help the weavers to preserve our real textile culture and to create a balance between cultural preservation and economic development. From January 2021, we are creating collaborative work for the artisans and textiles agents from around Indonesia in the hope that we will be able to offer you as many varieties of Heritage textiles from around the archipelago. To find out more about our programme, please visit https://www.wastra-indonesia.com.

If you have any queries, please don’t hesitate to contact us, we will be more than happy to help.
Thank you for your interest and love for Indonesian textiles.

Best wishes and happy shopping.
Wastra Indonesia, The Global Team

Additional information

Dimensions 150 × 61 cm
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