SRIANI, TENGANAN, BALI

In Tenganan, Bali, weavers tie and dye the same pattern on both the warp and the weft, a technique called double ikat. Every pass of the weft in a double ikat must be set in place by hand, or the motifs will not register clearly. Using long fingernails or special picks made from cow-bone, a double ikat weaver will spend up to nine months slowly bringing the picture into focus.

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