Ikat, a Malaysian word meaning "to knot", is an ancient weaving technique that involves binding and knotting threads before dyeing them to achieve a specific pattern. The weaver then matches the patterns on the threads before assembling the loom. In Guatemala ikat, known as jaspe, is used specifically to weave cortes (skirts) on treadle looms.
Part of our vintage collection, this unusually fine jaspe textile is dyed with natural indigo. Bright hand embroidered cross detail. Use as a decorative throw or as a large table runner.
- 110" x 26"
- Origin: Totonicapan, Guatemala
- Material: Cotton
- Circa: 1980s
- Care: Gentle cycle cold/tumble dry low