Monday, July 26, 2010

♥ to dye for.

today's post is dedicated to one of my favorite methods of fabric making: ikat (pronounced ee kaht) is a craft in which a variety of threads are tie dyed before they are placed on a loom and woven into a finished pattern.

as one of the oldest forms of textile decoration with ancient examples found everywhere from japan to guatemala, it is unclear exactly where ikat got its origin. what is clear is the fact that ikat requires a great deal of time and skill to make and has therefore been traditionally associated with status, wealth, power and prestige. in some cultures, it has also been thought to retain a bit of magic.

today, ikat fabrics can be found for the home as well as the wardrobe, and in both instances adds a bit of the exotic to each look. here is a way to look instantly well traveled.

love this ikat dress.

this ikat skirt looks fabulous with a white tank and nude shoes.

this bag will remind you of summer (without the 95 degree heat!)

love these laid back ikat nomad bags for those bitten by the travel bug.

these ikat scarves will add a touch of excitement to your summer wardrobe.

add some spice to your space with ikat pillows from plum cushion!

or a touch of love to your living room with these fabulous
ikat pillows from fabricadabra.

speaking of which, here are some fun, funky,
ikat–inspiring interiors:

3 ♥ love notes.:

  1. Such great colors too! And I love the idea of using its as sofa fabric!

  2. i know, isn't it absolutely fabulous??

  3. Love all these pictures espcially the fabricadabra pillows and the ikat skirt is fabulous!


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