Made with the intricate craft of handloom Ikat weaving, this artisanal throw is made on traditional handlooms in a rural village in Southern India. Also makes a stunning tablecloth.
Ikat is one of the oldest known patterned textiles in the world, with a history that spans across multiple cultures and is known to have existed in India since the 6th Century. Ikat is a resist dyeing technique used to pattern textiles and the word ‘ikat’ comes from the Malay-Indonesian word for ‘tie’. Traditionally, Ikat textiles have been a symbol of status, wealth, power and prestige because of the time and intricate skill involved in the weaving process.
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