|snazzy indigo ikat|
Turns out there is a source for handwoven ikats (and quite a lot of other stuff that is wildly out of my price range) in town. (Both wonderful and dangerous) Yesterday, Mom and I went and checked it out - everything was gorgeous and for the most part, wildly out of my price range. However, thanks to Mom the enabler, I have three and a half yards of a stunning indigo ikat that is going to become a sundress sometime very very soon, so that it can sit in my closet and mock me as long as possible.
|purple cotton woven|
The lady who runs this business has an online presence, and you can find her at Mekong River Textiles. (I did not get paid, nor did I get a discount, I just think this is nifty stuff.) Besides just being super snazzy fabrics, she works with local collectives to provide economic opportunities for local women other than prostitution. Seems pretty win-win to me.