Ikat: The millennium old weaving technique

Edric Ong from World Craft Council Asia Pacific Region, co-curator of the exhibition, designer and artist, says, “The technique of ikat is practised in at least 28 to 30 countries across all the continents. It is therefore global and stretches across the five regions of the World Crafts Council.” The best thing about ikat is that it is exclusive to the country where it comes … Continue reading Ikat: The millennium old weaving technique

Bamboo fibre: A good luck charm!

Bamboo plants are famously said to be lucky and auspicious according to principles of Feng Shui and Vastu Shastra. They make for amazing house warming gifts or act as a good luck charm for people starting a new journey. But what a lot of people don’t know is that this cute, indoor plant has also made its way graciously into the fabric textile industry. Bamboo … Continue reading Bamboo fibre: A good luck charm!

Pineapple fibre for the summer

A refreshing summery fruit that’s great for the heat and keeps your digestion problems at bay, it’s yellow in colour, great for aesthetics and your best friend while vacationing on exotic beaches. You’ve guessed it right, we’re talking about pineapples! But what I bet you didn’t know about these luscious fruits is that pineapple fibre is a great ingredient for the making of some beautiful … Continue reading Pineapple fibre for the summer

Linen: the sustainable and stylish fabric

Linen fabric Linen fabric is produced from fibre extracted from the stems of the flax plant and was an important textile before wool and cotton. The only fabric considered better than cotton, is linen. Due to its cooling properties and its absorbent nature, linen fibre is perfect to beat the heat. The earliest production of linen is found to be around 8,500 years ago. It … Continue reading Linen: the sustainable and stylish fabric