Décor Dictionary: Ikat

Various Ikat Fabrics

Examples of some beautiful Ikat fabric designs

In our Trends 2011 posts we have thrown around a lot of décor terms that  really should be entered into our Dictionary – so we start with an easy one, here is our first Décor Dictionary definition of 2012…

Ikat:  is essentially a dyeing technique, similar to the tie-dying process, known for its use of bright, bold colours. It was originally produced in several pre-Columbian Central and South American cultures, however the technique has been adopted by many eastern countries. Ikat weaving styles and pattern vary widely and many design motifs may have ethnic or symbolic meaning.

Lovely Ikat image via: HousetoHome

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The Design Tabloid brings you the latest gossip concerning South African design talent. It’s our aim to showcase local interior design, architecture, furniture, décor, & related suppliers and feature the gifted designers behind them. Also, providing a platform to young emerging designers and added exposure to unknown established companies. We strive to be an interactive online source of design innovation, information, and inspiration. The Design Tabloid is brought to you by Design Monarchy; a Cape Town based Interior Design & Decor Company under the expert guidance of Rose McClement, an interior decorator/stylist with more years of industry experience than she cares to mention. We hope our passion for design inspires you. We are Proudly South African, celebrate with us!

Posted on January 30, 2012, in Decor, Decorating Dictionary, Design, Fabrics and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. Loving the Décor dictionary – keep ’em coming!

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