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  matmi (ikat)

 

Thailand

Matmi refers to any woven fabric obtained by using a process, in which a typical pattern is obtained by tying off small bundles (‘mat’) of yarn prior to dyeing, thus preventing the dye from penetrating and creating a specific pattern. The process is also known by the name ikat.

See POSTAGE STAMPS (1) and (2).