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Ikat, created by binding bundles of threads with a tight wrapping applied in a desired pattern. The threads are then dyed. Binding patterns may be repositioned and thread bundles dyed again with another color to produce elaborate, multicolored patterns. Once dyeing is finished, bindings are removed and the threads are woven into cloth. Ikat is most characteristic of Indonesia, though ikats have also been woven in India and central Asia.

When I first saw this dress online, I was immediately drawn to the pattern & simplicity of the two tones. To my good fortune, it was available in regular and tall. Clearly I went for the tall. In the world of tall sizing, I’m the perfect average height, coming in at 5’11. That being said, sometimes I still have issues with dresses that have an inset waistband. (Having a long torso isn’t always ideal). However this waistband was spot-on. No complaints here.

*Another trip out to Brooklyn, location scouted by photographer, one color back-drop, natural self-textured wall.

Photos by Roswitha GraserEkat 3

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Dress: Banana Republic (last seen) (Here) /  More Banana Republic Ikat (Here)