The term “ikat” refers to the dyeing technique used to create the designs on the fabric. It is a resist dyeing process, where bundles of yarn are tightly wrapped together and then dyed as many times as is required to create the desired pattern. This dyeing process is different because the yarns are dyed before being woven into cloth.
These cotton fabrics are hand woven in Thailand using naturally-dyed yarns. It can take four months to weave just one metre of cloth. These are incredibly special, and the colours alone will fill you with joy each you wear or use whatever you make in this textile.