Sacred Ikat

Title: Sacred Ikat – From Heirloom to Trade

Year: 2011

Authors: Marie Christine Tseng, Edric Ong

Length: 141 pages

ISBN: 978-967-0372-01-3

South East Asia produces some of the most exquisite textiles in the world, among which are ikat. Sacred Ikat From Heirloom To Trade documents the stories behind the development of ikat weavings and the lifestyle of the people of Sumba and Sarawak. It proudly examines the balance between aesthetics and practicality, which resulted in a weaving of pride and prestige.