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Tenun Ikat

Tenun ikat, also known as Ikat cloth, is a traditional Indonesian weaving craft that involves weaving cloth using strands of weft or warp threads that are tied together and dipped in natural dyes. Unlike machine-made fabrics, tenun ikat is created using a loom. This intricate craft produces beautiful fabrics that can be used to create clothing, clothing accessories, upholstery for furniture, and even decorative elements for the interior of a house. The unique patterns and vibrant colors of tenun ikat make it a popular choice for those who appreciate traditional craftsmanship and want to add a touch of Indonesian culture to their surroundings.

Ikat weaving techniques are found in various regions in Indonesia. Areas in Indonesia that are famous for their Ikat include: Toraja, Mamuju, North Luwu, Kapuas Hulu, Sintang, Jepara, Bali, Lombok, Sumbawa, Sumba, Flores, Timor and the Tanimbar Islands. The gringsing cloth from Tenganan, Karangasem, Bali is the only cloth in Indonesia that is made using the double tie technique (double tie).

Ikat fabrics can be distinguished from songket fabrics based on the type of thread. Songket usually wears gold or silver thread. The songket motif is only visible on one side of the cloth, while the ikat motif is visible on both sides of the cloth.