A woman weaves ikat to sell in Bena traditional village in Bajawa

Flores Ikat Woven Cloth

Ikat woven cloth produces by women weavers in Flores, Eastern Nusa Tenggara by tying threads from cotton, coloring it with environmentally-friendly dyes, and weaving it in particular motifs. This process is very complex and time-consuming. Local people use ikat woven cloth to protect and cover their body and for symbolist function in ritual ceremonies. Florenese women continue to preserve this weaving tradition so we can find the weavers and see ikat woven cloth making process at many villages in Flores.

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