Indigo and ikat across the globe
<div><span style="font-size:16px;">The History of Ikat</span></div><div><br></div><div>Ikat is everywhere these days — as trendy as anything ancient can ever claim to be</div><div><br></div> www.apartmenttherapy.com Ikat is everywhere these days — as trendy as anything ancient can ever claim to be. Visible in traditional textiles ranging from Southeast Asia to South America to the Middle East and beyond, this type of pattern now lends interiors a kind of dressed-up bohemian vibe. But what is it, and where did it come from?Think about a typical patterned textile, say a floral upholstery fabric.
<div><span style="font-size:16px;">Kakaw Designs and Partner Weaving Cooperative</span></div><div><br></div><div>We love working with our partner cooperative of weavers. They do an amazing job making our designs come to life using natural dyes, traditional ikat knots, and…</div><div><br></div> vimeo.com We love working with our partner cooperative of weavers. They do an amazing job making our designs come to life using natural dyes, traditional ikat knots, and…
<div><span style="font-size:16px;">The Evolving Ikat Tradition in Guatemala</span></div><div><br></div><div> [Editor's note: this article was co-written with Olga Reiche.] Ikat, a Malaysian word meaning 'to knot,' is an ancient weaving technique that has been practiced in many countries for thousands of years, as far back as the 10th century in Yemen. </div><div><br></div> handeyemagazine.com   [Editor's note: this article was co-written with Olga Reiche.] Ikat, a Malaysian word meaning  'to knot,' is an ancient weaving technique that has been practiced in many countries for thousands of years, as far back as the 10th century in Yemen. 
<div><span style="font-size:16px;">The Process: Indigo from Plant to Paste - THE KINDCRAFT</span></div><div><br></div><div>The Kindcraft expains the step-by-step process in making natural indigo dye from plant to paste in Thailand.</div><div><br></div> thekindcraft.com THE KINDCRAFT explains the step-by-step process of making natural indigo dye from plant to paste in Thailand.
<div><span style="font-size:16px;">Weaving is practiced around the world. Here a woman sets the warp to prepare the loom, in the late 1940's. Similar to what is being done in this photo on Guatemala in 2017!</span></div><div><br></div> www.pinterest.co.uk Foto P. Montopoli da "Le Vie d'Italia", rivista mensile del Touring Club Italiano - anno 1934
<div><span style="font-size:16px;">Silk Cities - Ikat In The Making</span></div><div><br></div><div>Silk Cities is our newest edition launched in April 2015. Practised from Guatemala to Okinawa, ikat is a heritage craft of incredible diversity. This globall...</div><div><br></div> www.youtube.com Enjoy the videos and music you love, upload original content, and share it all with friends, family, and the world on YouTube.
<div><span style="font-size:16px;">The indigo threads are stretched down the small cobblestone road in San Juan de Laguna, a village on Lake Atitlan. The men are binding and setting the knots of the thread hanks in a specific pattern in order to prepare them for the loom!</span></div><div><br></div> www.instagram.com 93 Likes, 1 Comments - Kelly Elizabeth Moe-Rossetto (@moeroindigo) on Instagram: “I had to give you a closer up view of these two! @kakawdesigns sauntering stylishly in the…”
<div><span style="font-size:16px;">Instagram post by Kelly Elizabeth Moe-Rossetto • Aug 12, 2017 at 4:02am UTC</span></div><div><br></div><div>106 Likes, 7 Comments - Kelly Elizabeth Moe-Rossetto (@moeroindigo) on Instagram: “Here's what we found ! Follow the indigo trail to the end can you see the two sweet men? What are…”</div><div><br></div> www.instagram.com 106 Likes, 6 Comments - Kelly Elizabeth Moe-Rossetto (@moeroindigo) on Instagram: “Here's what we found ! Follow the indigo trail to the end can you see the two sweet men? What are…”
<div>Dreamy celestial bundle of ikat resist dyed threads naturally dyed and ready to be woven to great a special scarf!</div> www.instagram.com 79 Likes, 4 Comments - Kelly Elizabeth Moe-Rossetto (@moeroindigo) on Instagram: “Dreams come true #ikatgetenough #perhapsyouneedalittleguatemala #alongtheikattrail”
<div><span style="font-size:16px;">Designer Mari with master weaver and dyer Francisca!</span></div><div><br></div> www.instagram.com 177 Likes, 27 Comments - Mari Gray (@kakawdesigns) on Instagram: “I've learned so much over these past years here in Guatemala, working with artisans. Francisca was…”