ONLINE MUSEUM OF INDONESIAN IKAT TEXTILES
CURATOR: PETER TEN HOOPEN BROWSE FROM:
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KAIN IKAT FROM INDIA, INDIA
The patola textiles in this collection constitute both an anomaly, and, arguably, the very heart of it. They are an anomaly because they come from India, not Indonesia - and they are at the heart of it because they have influenced the design of Indonesian textiles, particularly ikat cloths, to a high degree. Patola motifs are found on cloths all across the archipelago, from Sumatra in the West to the most remote islands in the Moluccas. Only a few islands show no such influence, on others the influence is so strong that one can speak of undisguised copying.
This short note is merely a stub, with the sole purpose of directing you to the full article on patola, which is found in the chapter on Gujarat.
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