The word ‘ikat’ derives from the Malay-Indonesian word ‘mengikat’ which translates as to tie or bind.
The creative process is an oxymoron where the finished result is a blurred image but the techniques are complex requiring tying, dyeing, untying, re-tying and dying again of the multiple threads in precise colours and positions.
The finished work is fluid, vibrant and capture a certain spirit.
(All pictures Pinterest)
Colourful shadows in a neon-lit world.
Laters, Kate x
I don’t know that i would have the patience to create something like that – it’s absolutely beautiful