38 Stunning Indigo Textile

We have learned from a colleague who collects Indonesian textiles that this arresting example is probably from the island of Raijua, off the coast of Savu in eastern Indonesia. Though the region is renowned for its very fine ikat, these sarongs are valued and collected for their simplicity, and are rarely found off the island. The white circles are created by tying mung beans to the cloth before dying. To us, the scale and elegant vitality are reminiscent of the works of our favorite color field painters. Continue Reading