I got to visit two cotton Ikat factories in Bali. They weave their fabric with cotton grown in India.
This is the piece of cotton Ikat I bought for myself. And even buying it from the factory with a strong American dollar it was still about $22 a meter. But, after learning how it is made that seems like a incredible bargain.
Once the threads are all tied up they can be dyed. I got to see the empty dye vats, but no dying was happening that day.
This section of the factory was painfully loud.