Kain Endek - Stripes
The process behind Balinese Endek fabric is quite complex. Firstly, the weft or cross threads are dyed; the warp (the threads that are initially strung on the loom), left in a solid colour. To prepare the pattern, the weft threads are temporarily strung on a frame and workers use strips of plastic tape to tie a pattern, into the threads. The threads are taped off in bunches, and then the threads are removed from the frame and soaked in vast of dye. They are dried, the tape removed, and the thread is spun onto the shuttle. When the dyed threads are woven into a loom set up with a solid warp, the design reappears. Because the warp threads are taped off in bunches, and because perfect registration of the design is impossible, the finished Endek pattern has an attractive and characteristic fuzzy-edged look.
This product is a hand-woven, hand-dyed length of fabric with raw edges. Use as hanging art, a table cover, sarong or turn into a piece of clothing. Made masterfully by artisans in Bali, Indonesia.
Dimensions: 230cm x 100cm