Saturday, February 13, 2010

Ikat: "ee-kot"

The technique of Ikat weaving is centuries old. Ikat is a style of weaving that using a tie die process on the warp of the fabric before the threads are woven creating an intricate pattern or design. This varies from the primitive to the sublime. Through common usage the word has come to describe both the process and the cloth itself. Ikats are perfect for throw pillows and a creative way of bringing together a color palate and adding a touch of whimsy or elegance to a room depending on the ikat you choose. Or you could upholster a chair for a bit more impact.

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