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Antique cut silk velvet ikat in the collection of Anthony J Sargeant

This long thin wall hanging (about 40cm wide) was bought by Tony at auction in The Netherlands about 20 years ago. It is a cut silk velvet ikat (a complex technique). 48 more words

Anthony J Sargeant

You can get away from it all in Ubud

Now we are in Ubud for the weekend, staying in the Komaneka Tanggayuda. I have booked a villa with an infinity pool as a birthday present to us both, and it is divine. 540 more words


November! Anniversary month!!

This month is the 1st anniversary of my Etsy store! And my journey into this digital world!

To celebrate I’m giving away a 2016 Ikat Calendar, an exclusive preview to my soon to be open new Etsy store. 23 more words

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An Indonesian textile from the collection of Anthony J Sargeant

These large dramatic ‘cloaks’ or ‘mantles’ were woven using a warp ikat technique on the Island of Sumba in the Indonesian archipelago. In a complicated and time consuming technique small bundles of the warp threads are tied-off to prevent their being dyed in sequential immersions in each dye bath. 26 more words

Anthony J Sargeant