Sumba Tenun Front Panel with Navy Blue Sumba Fitted Maxi Dress
STORY BEHIND THE IKAT:
Found on the Island of Sumba along the Indonesian archipelago, the Tenun-Ikat is a weaving process that consists of spinning a mixture of cotton or wool, creating the natural dyes using raw ingredients and designing the traditional resist-dye patterns (motifs) that symbolize the life and cosmological beliefs of the Sumbanese culture. With today’s rising numbers of mass produced clothing, the number of Sumbanese weavers has been drastically decreasing.
The fabric has been specially hand-made and irregularities are a natural characteristic of this fabric.