Detail: FR548 - This is the finest example among the small number of these rare cloths we have been able to find over the years, with two soft and subtle shades of indigo dyed hand spun local cotton used, neatly woven and well placed white weft float motifs, and most unusually, a subtle white stripe just visible in the weft. The irregular alignment of these faint stripes across the strips adds a layer of visual dynamism to the more static main design.
ed rossbach incorporated ikat into this weaving - no easy feat as the warp was 18' long for this piece. also if you have not seen this ikat time lapse video please do so right now. (from the dyer's art: ikat, batik and plangi by jack lenor larsen, 1976)