21st CENTURY ART, C.E.- B.C.


"...the geometry is the light..."






SARAWAK IKAT




Ikat, one of the most precise dyeing techniques ever invented, has been known since prehistoric times. It has been practiced in every country in Asia: Thailand, Japan, Vietnam, India, Indonesia, China, etc., as well as in Africa, and in Europe. For the difficulty it entails -- the designs are dyed onto threads before they are woven -- it's ubiquity is astonishing.





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21st Century Art, C.E. - B.C., A Context

Copyright © Jan Haag 1997
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BY JAN HAAG


MUSIC + POETRY + TEXTILE ART + TRAVEL + ESSAYS + FICTION

INTRODUCTION + HAAG'S BIO