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There is patience, perseverance, tenderness and creativity in each piece of Ikat from Sikka. In the artistry of this intricate artisanal tradition, there are historical values expressed, which have been carried on from generation to generation of weavers.

Technically, Tenun Ikat Sikka is a handwoven fabric and describes a traditional technique of patterning practices in Eastern Indonesia and Timor-Leste, specifically in the district of Sikka.

natural dyeing - indigo blue
Natural tincture used in Sikka for indigo blue

Our traditional fabrics carry our culture

We are deeply connected to our surroundings. Hence, the motifs on the fabrics reflect the flora, fauna and environment of the island.

The cotton is harvested, spun into yarn, dyed, tied, and then woven. The weavers work with the patterns in mind, and the complete design is only visible after the weaving is complete. The dyeing techniques are traditionally preserved by applying natural tinctures. Black is, for example, obtained from Indigo leaves, while red is from noni fruits. 

traditional motif_WENDA KAPA WUAN
Wenda Kapa Wuan

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Our Weaver Association

The Geographical Indication Protection Society (MPIG) of Sikka Ikat Weaving is the organization for weavers of this traditional technique, established in November 2014. As such, they offer fabrics and final products. 

The Geographical Indication Protection Society (MPIG) of Sikka Ikat Weaving is the organization for weavers of this traditional technique, established in November 2014. As such, they offer fabrics and final products. 
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Why Ikat Sikka?

As the fashion and textile business is moving towards sustainable, ethical and environmentally friendly practices, there are many opportunities in choosing Tenun Ikat Sikka. Each piece is traceable and of high quality.

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