Ikat, or ikkat, is a dyeing technique used to pattern textiles that employs resist dyeing on the yarns prior to dyeing and weaving the fabric.

A characteristic of ikat textiles is an apparent “blurriness” to the design. The blurriness is a result of the extreme difficulty the weaver has lining up the dyed yarns so that the pattern comes out perfectly in the finished cloth. The blurriness can be reduced by using finer yarns or by the skill of the craftsperson. Ikats with little blurriness, multiple colours and complicated patterns are more difficult to create and therefore often more expensive. However, the blurriness that is so characteristic of ikat is often prized by textile collectors.
Ikat is produced in many traditional textile centres around the world, from India to Central Asia, Southeast Asia, Japan (where it is called kasuri), Africa and Latin America.

Ikats throw pillows and fabrics can be used to enhance any interior, be traditional, ethnic or modern. Ikat pillows, made both in velvet or silk ikat, amaze and decorate thanks to their wide range of color combinations, designs and textures: geometric, floral or purely graphical. Different sizes of dots, stripes, zig zag where the greys are mixed in background of a thousand contrasts.
Our newest twist using the traditional ikat pattern is to have it digitally printed on plates.

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