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 beautiful and rare jaspe textile is dyed with natural indigo. Very soft hand feel. Great for throwing over the bed or as a tablecloth.
- 84" x 39.5"
- Origin: Totonicapan, Guatemala
- Material: Cotton
- Circa: 1980s
- Care: Gentle cycle cold/tumble dry low