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Dayak Ikat Weaving Natural Culture

“Dayak Ikat Weaving” is a traditional weaving process from the heart of Indonesian in Borneo, Kalimantan. “Ikat” meaning “to bind” involves tying and dyeing thread before it is woven into elaborate designs. The symbolic Dayak motives incorporated into the woven patterns make every cloth unique: each depiction has a specific meaning, allowing every cloth to tell its weaver’s story. The skill and time required for each piece have made ikat weavings a prime collectible item, particularly when the cloth is aged. Patterns are passed down from generation to generation, deeply rooting the craft form in the Sintang Dayak culture. The delicate allure of Ikat products makes them perfect décor and couture accessories. Their elaborate designs can be played up or down to best fit one’s personal tastes. Directed by Nanang Sujana and narrated by Bramantyo Prijosusilo, this video was produce for Green Indonesia initiative.

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