TRIP TO RUMAH GARIE, SIBU

April 10, 2014
Malaysia

Together with a group of textile enthusiast guided by Dr Welyne Jehom, Joseph was on a trip to Rumah Garie an Iban Long house in Kapit, Sibu to witness the process of making Ikat (Ikat is a dyeing technique used to pattern textiles that employs a resist dyeing process similar to tie-dye on either the warp or weft fibres prior to weaving. The word ikat derives from the Indonesian word mengikat 'to tie').We are fortunate enough to have a close encounter with the master weaver, Bangie who has been in this craft of weaving for more than 50 years.