A beautiful cloth from Indonesia.
Very striking with the combination of warp ikat and discontinuous supplementary weft patterning.
This textile , like a few I have here combines both natural and synthetic dyes. The natural colors have faded greatly in contrast. And changed the look of the cloth over time.
Handwoven. With an interesting personal asymmetric and imperfect approach to patterning. I've always loved that. It holds the story of the maker.
Now older and well loved.
Which makes it even nicer.
I have neglected ThreadCrumbs, the place I made to document my cloth collection. Because cloth inspires cloth. In this year of renewed UnDoing, I will be further lessening the piles here and sorting and consolidating, with not so future plans for relocating. And so also documenting will continue before I forget the stories of the bits of cloth that are still here. I need to clean up this process, fix links, fix photos, change the format a little, make it useful as a resource.
This cloth, along with a lot of others, is huge. I need to clear some wall space for photos. Soon. As the weather warms.