15 Aug 2012 3 Comments
Ikat is a very old way to design fabric by dyeing the threads before they are woven into the fabric. The part of the thread that is to remain white is covered in plastic or wax, then dyed. When the plastic is removed, that part will be left undyed.
In Thailand ikat cottons are traditionally dyed indigo, but modern ikat prints are brightly coloured. In Peru and Central America this technique was used well before the landing of the Spaniards. It is believed that the technique was brought to Mexico from Asia during the colonial times. Source.
And it seems it’s not just me. Everybody is going mad for ikat.
What about you? Do you like ikat prints?