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Originally appeared in Jack Lenor Larsen's Greatest Hits
on September 19, 2013

Larsen learned about ikat while traveling in central Asia and Afghanistan in the 1970s. “I was impressed by the vibrancy of the patterns and with the process itself—it’s a wonderful handcraft,” he says. “The design is in the fabric not on it.” Later, when Larsen was asked to do a book on plangi, he told the publishers that ikat and the various tie-dye techniques are more interesting. The result is a text on all three called The Dyer’s Art (Van Nostrand Reinhold Company, 1977).

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