ONLINE MUSEUM OF INDONESIAN IKAT TEXTILES
CURATOR: PETER TEN HOOPEN BROWSE FROM:
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MICROSCOPIC DETAIL OF PC 102Magnification factor: 800x
Moluccas, Kisar, 19th c.
Cotton, hand spun, medium
Note that the colour of yarn under a microscope with object lighting can appear much brighter than it is in reality. Where possible corrections have been made, but in most cases some discrepancy is inevitable. Note also that in spots where the naked eye discovers hardly any colour, for instance in parts dyed yellow or green with non-colourfast vegetable dyes, the remaining pigment crystals tend to light up with often surprising intensity.
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