Monday, April 9, 2012

Ikat

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i·kat/ˈēkät/

 NounFabric made using an Indonesian decorative technique in which warp or weft threads, or both, are tie-dyed before weaving.










"Ikat weaving styles vary widely. Many design motifs may have ethnic, ritual or symbolic meaning or have been developed for export trade. Traditionally, ikat are symbols of status, wealth, power and prestige. Because of the time and skill involved in weaving ikat, some cultures believe the cloth is imbued with magical powers"


I like this fabric because it somehow looks vintage and new at the same time.







5 comments:

  1. i'm starting to come around liking this fabric, although i don't really know how to incorporate into my decor!

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