2016
07.22

IKAT

THE INDIGO PHASE

THE INDIGO PHASE

SYNOPSIS:  About chasing the perfect piece of Ikat.  About its production, its tradition and its symbols.    About landscapes, prisons and crime in Sumba.

We all have our priorities.  Some people travel half around the world for a perfect diving spot, others go for the one and only culinary experience, rare plants or animals, and I at times, try to hunt down a perfect piece of art.  In Indonesia, I had it in my head that I was going to buy a special piece of Ikat. 

Ikat are woven textiles which are unique in that the design is created before threads that are ultimately woven, are dyed.VIEW PHOTOS AND READ THE WHOLE STORY