Sunday, July 25, 2010

Ikat Attack

Ikat - it's the fabric de rigueur right now. The word “ikat” means “to bind.” It is a very ancient way of creating designs in fabric by resist-dyeing the threads before the fabric is woven.

If it's not Heidi Klum wearing a Gucci Ikat Dress:


There are these gorgeous black lacquered chairs recovered with an Ikat fabric by Madline Weinrib



Or Be Still have used a monochromatic ikat colour way to make these cushion covers for AUD$69:


And my personal fave is this brightly coloured pendant lampshade made in Texas by Material Recovery for US$175


A traditional dying method with a contemporary look. What's old is new again. And again. And again.
S x

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