The Dayak Desa reside in the northern part of West Kalimantan.
Part of their unique culture is the creation of woven fabrics or “tenun” made through a process of dye-ing and knotting called “ikat”
Most of the material used in coloring traditional “ikat” designs comes from the forest; from barks, roots, seeds and other forest produce.
Making ikat-textiles is complex and involves harvesting cotton, making and olling thread, coloring, knotting desingns and weaving.
“ikat” motifs may emanate from dreams,or from knowladge of ancestral mysticism, or even from the celebration of every day life.
In the last decade, there has been an effort to revive “ikat” weaving through functional product to promote the marketbility of the “tenun”.
Possessing a product made from the ikat woven fabric of the Dayak sustains local culture and improves community wellbeing..
|Dimensions||180 × 35 cm|