TITLE

LATIN AMERICAN IKATS & ISLAMIC PRECEDENTS

AUTHOR(S)
Martin, Lois
PUB. DATE
October 1993
SOURCE
Surface Design Journal;Fall93, Vol. 18 Issue 1, p12
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article offers information about ikat or resist dyeing on the threads which scattered throughout Latin America since the arrival of the Spanish and its influence on Islamic world. It mentions that the Arabic term for ikat is asb which is derived from a verb meaning to bind and refers specifically to the process of wrapping binding on thread to act as dye resists for ikat. It reveals that the ikat fabrics have been used as domestic furnishing textiles and costumes in the Islamic world that can be evidenced in the Mallorcan tradition.
ACCESSION #
32427423

 

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