Forte Ikat Tank Top

CAD 290.00
Size: 06

The colourful, checked ikat fabric for our Forte Ikat Tank Top will be hand woven, precisely tied and carefully hand-dyed by master weavers in Southern India, where the technique has been passed down from one generation to the next. The characteristic haziness of the pattern is a pleasing result of this time consuming, intricate process whereby pre-dyed warp and weft yarns are lined up to form the desired pattern. Sleeveless and easy through the body. Row of buttons at the back of the neck. Split side seams.


Hand wash. 100% cotton.
Made in India.
An age-old and complex technique of patterning cloth, whereby the pattern is pre-determined by tie-dyeing the yarn prior to weaving. The characteristic haziness of the pattern that emerges is a pleasing result of this hand process.
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Size & Fit

Regular fit. Sleeves: Sleeveless.
Length for size 12 is 63.5cm.

Delivery & Returns



Ikat is an age-old technique of patterning cloth. The word itself derives from the Malay-Indonesian ‘mengikat’, meaning to tie or bind.

The making of the pattern consists in the precise tying and dying of the threads before weaving. It’s a process demanding skill, patience, organisation and precision yet its beauty, antithetically, lies in the impossibility of perfect execution and the consequent hazy, slightly blurred edges of the motifs.

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