Backless Dark Brown Tweed Tenun-Ikat, Wide Leg Jumpsuit
STORY BEHIND THE BATIK SILK:
The Tenun-Ikat is a weaving process which begins with spinning a mixture of cotton or wool, then creating the natural dyes using raw ingredients, and designing though resist-dyeing technique the traditional motifs that symbolizes life and the cosmological beliefs of the Sumbanese culture. With today’s increasing numbers of mass produced clothing, the Sumbanese women face high competition and the art of weaving this form of textile piece has been decreasing.
On this Sumbanese panel, one can see the geometrical motif. The lines and shapes of this design is a heritage of pattern known to the Sumba culture, and interpreted by the weaver for hand-making this individual panel piece.
The fabric has been specially hand-made and irregularities are a natural characteristic of this fabric.