In the islands of Indonesia the women inherited the family ikats, and when they moved to.
The sacredness and magical quality of the ikat technique was so well established in different cultures, that the Indian ikats carried by the traders became an integral part of the rites of passage in these places.
The Benuaq Dayak weave ikat textiles using the fibers of the doyo, or Curculigo latifolia, plant.
Photo 26 depicts a crocodile on an ikat fabric which is a symbol of the protective juata water spirits.
He explained: "Though the old Indonesian ikats are fabulous, and I admire those from Thailand, India and Guatemala, my favourites are Uzbek, because the variety of design and sophistication of finish are so much more evident than from anywhere else.
The unhappy situation has been reached too that there are few antique ikats left in Uzbekistan, so the government has wisely placed restrictions on their export, with people being searched for them as they leave.
It is created through color and weave, including textural ikats
, at Covington; in laundered cotton jacquards at Portfolio; in apparel-inspired suiting at Valdese; and multicolored tweeds, boucles and chenilles at Swavelle/Mill Creek.
Handwoven ofjute in India, it's "a sophisticated introduction of natural weaves," in such designs as suzani, ikat and geometric.
Other designs included Bengal, a jute handwoven rug in three colorways, and Bali and Java, handknotted jute products with ikat designs.
Retailers that come to the New York Home Fashions Market "tell us they are looking for better quality and fashion from Safavieh," said Arash Yaraghi, principal, and the new Bergama ikats
fill that need.
designs continue to thrive, and were seen everywhere, including Jaipur's Barcelona collection, Surya's Matmi collection and Safavieh's Indian Sojourn collection with designer David Easton.
Phillips Mills showed Eva and Jolie from the Georgia Woeber print collection, a rich ikat
look Jacobean and scallop coordinate.