Navy Blue, Terracotta off-white handwoven Sumbanese Ikat-Tenun Coat
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. This motif specifically depicts an illustration of a man with a large phallus to represent fertility, a symbol commonly seen in Indonesia. 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.