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Edge of Wildness Repurposed - Green Stripe

Edge of Wildness Repurposed - Green Stripe

Regular price $225.00 USD
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Edge of Wildness by NIHI Limited Edition Tote made from repurposed fabrics formerly used in the Villas at NIHI Sumba. Made by local artisans by hand, these totes with fabric designed exclusively for NIHI by Susan Colley are inspired by the ikats. A percentage of the sale of these pieces goes towards further supporting the Sumba Foundation.

Sumbanese ikat textiles are a unique and beautiful art form that has been practiced on the island of Sumba in Indonesia for centuries. Ikat is a method of dyeing cloth in which the threads are tied and dyed before they are woven. This creates intricate and often abstract patterns unique to each piece of cloth.
Sumbanese ikat textiles are traditionally used for ceremonial purposes, such as weddings and funerals. They are also worn as everyday clothing and are often used as gifts or to decorate homes. The art of Sumbanese ikat textile weaving is passed down from generation to generation. The weavers use a variety of natural materials, including cotton, silk, and wool. The dyes are also natural and are made from plants and minerals.

The process of making Sumbanese ikat textiles is long and labor-intensive. Completing a single piece of cloth can take months or even years. The weavers must carefully tie and dye the threads and then weave them together on a loom. Sumbanese ikat textiles are a valuable part of the island's cultural heritage. They are a beautiful and unique art form that is a testament to the skill and artistry of the Sumbanese people.

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