Friday, May 9, 2014

Joseph's Sibu trip_witness the process of making Ikat.

Together with a group of textile enthusiast guided by Dr Welyne Jehom, Joseph was on a trip to Rumah Garie an Iban Long house in Kapit, Sibu to witness the process of making Ikat (Ikat is a dyeing technique used to pattern textiles that employs a resist dyeing process similar to tie-dye on either the warp or weft fibres prior to weaving. The word ikat derives from the Indonesian word mengikat 'to tie')

we are fortunate enough to have a close encounter with the master weaver, Bangie who has been in this craft of weaving for more than 50 years.

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