Cotton Wrap ikat Cloth
Baule Tribe, Ivory Coast

63" X 42"
Inventory # 10768

Ikat is the process whereby threads are tie-dyed before weaving takes place. When the cloth is woven, any section of the cloth where the threads have been previously ikat-dyed will have a rather frayed pattern between the dyed and un-dyed colors. The warp-ikat process is used sparingly in West Africa.