This Woven World: Ikat in Japan and Uzbekistan

April 17, 2015

Ikat is a resist-dying and weaving technique where, the warp fibers, weft fibers or both are bound, dyed and finally woven. While ikat was thought to have originated in India and Indonesia as early as the 7th century, it found its way across the world via historic trade routes to both Uzbekistan and Japan.


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