Wednesday, May 15, 2013

steep, splurge, steal

Blue ikat (prounounced ee-cot) is an intriguing pattern that adds depth and an aspect of culture to any space.  

Ikat, derived from the Javanese word mengikat (to tie), is a dyeing technique used to pattern textiles.  Similar to tie-dye, but  much more complex and detailed, ikat threads are dyed before a pattern is woven into fabric.

Ikat is produced in Asia, Eastern Europe and now in Central and South America.  

Where to find a little ikat fabric to spruce up your own home?

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