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Artisan Crafted Cotton Ikat Tapestry, "Red Goddess"

byNi Luh Suryati: icon star icon star icon star icon star icon star (1)
Cilli, the beautiful rice goddess, lifts her hands in blessing. Ni Luh Suryati... more

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Cilli, the beautiful rice goddess, lifts her hands in blessing. Ni Luh Suryati works in the intricate double ikat technique to create this extraordinary geringsing textile. Ikat is a tie dye technique in which the threads are dyed before they are woven. Thus the pattern may vary slightly from that pictured.

These spectacular textiles are elaborated using the double ikat method. Ikat means "to knot" in Indonesian and Malay, and it is a time-consuming process known only to a handful of weavers around the world. Hand-spun cotton is initially dyed an eggshell-yellow hue using the oil of the kemiri nut, before the weaver determines which sections of the thread are to be dyed with what colors. She binds bunches of the fabric together with raffia, creating a tight knot resistant to the dyes in which the piece is to be placed. This process is carried out for each successive color, as the artisan uses natural extracts, such as indigo for the blue tones and root barks for the spectacular vermilion hue. A simple handloom is employed to execute the weave.

Suryati presents the wall hanging on a carved mahogany display rod.

  • 0.30 kgs
  • 0.7 lbs
  • 154 cm L x 23 cm W
  • 60" L x 9.6" W
  • Rod: 4.5 cm H x 45 cm W x 1 cm D
  • Rod: 1.8" H x 17.75" W x 0.4" D

  • 100% cotton and mahogany wood
  • Use mild detergent only
  • Keep out of the sun
  • All natural dyes
  • Hand wash in cold water
  • Display rod(s) included
  • Hand-crafted item -- color, size and/or motif may vary slightly
  • Made in Indonesia.
  • Certified and shipped by our office in Bali and Javaicon info
Gift Info
  • Free Gift Wrap? No
  • Premium Gift Wrap? Yes

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01/27/2020

"Unique and Exquisite"

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Reading about the geringsing process made me think this piece would be perfect - and it is, in every way. The colors are striking, the design intricate and beautiful and obviously the craftmanship is excellent. I have the utmost admiration for the skill and artistry it took to weave it. I have purchased a special custom hanger to complement this wonderful hanging - which will be appreciated and enjoyed always.

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