A WEAVER IN LAMBANAPU, SUMBA

When the ikat threads are dyed, the bindings resist the color, and the sections of thread they enclose remain white. At this point, the weaver might remove the bindings, arrange her threads on the loom, and begin to weave. Or, she could remove some bindings, add others, and re-dye with a second color. By adding and subtracting bindings throughout the process, she imbues her work with varied depths of color.

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