2001) By Datin Amar Margaret Linggi.
Published by The Jugah Foundation.
Paperback, 170 p.
An overview of Iban ikat weaving with a comprehensive description. In this book, the author traces the intricate procedures and rituals of weavers who produce the world-famous Iban ikat fabrics. Text is accompanied by color photographs of each step of the process, and a step-by-step account of weaving. One of the most extensive studied pre-state societies, the Ibans have created an elaborate body of woven fabrics with a sophisticated knowledge of plants and their chemical properties, preparation of cotton threads to absorb natural dyes, and the use of the backstrap loom. Contains 70 color photographs of fabrics displayed at the Muscarelle Museum of Art of The College of William and Mary, Virginia, USA, from July 11 to August 16, 1998.