Tailored wool cashmere coat with ethnic Sumbanese handwoven geometric motif panel
STORY BEHIND THE TENUN-IKAT:
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 rising numbers of mass produced clothing, the number of Sumbanese weavers has been drastically decreasing. The geometrical motif consisting of lines and shapes is a heritage of pattern known to the Sumba culture, and interpreted by the weaver.
The fabric has been specially hand-made and irregularities are a natural characteristic of this fabric.