It takes mathematical precision to create an Ikat weave. Yarns are bound together in the desired pattern and dyed. These dyed yarns are then set up on the loom and woven. Because the surface design is created in the yarns rather than on the finished cloth, both fabric faces are patterned. Ikat fabrics take time and patience to make. Grassroot works with artisans in rural India to bring employment opportunities back, thereby making every village a self-sustaining unit.