New arrivals: Ikat cushions

Beautiful Turkish Ikat cushions have just arrived exclusively at our London shops.

The Ikat technique for making patterned cloth is one of the earliest known. As textiles rarely survive for more than a few hundred years it is difficult to be precise, but examples are known from pre-Columbian Latin America, and famous centres of Ikat production stretch from the Ottoman Empire through Central Asia to Indonesia.

Using a tie-dye method the threads are hand-dyed in stripes of colour. When these threads are woven into a fabric the stripes of colour form patterns with the distinctive blurred geometry that is synonymous with Ikat cloth.

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Our Ikat cushions are made of silk that is produced in the traditional way, by hand-winding the cocoons of the silk moth and spinning the fibres into yarn. Each piece is individual and subtly different from the next, and we have a wide range of patterns and colours.

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The cloth is sewn and finished by hand into cushions with a linen backing, and filled with the softest goose down.

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2 Comments

Juliah on March 22, 2012

on February 13, 2012 Loooove Ikat and Suzani!!!Speaking of which .we do have 2 orginal imdroebered Suzani on sale at Imagenius as we speak- fancy that- just like those in the genius Rifat Ozbek's shop.Luna fabrics has the most gorgeous Suzani inspired design- beautiful colour ways. Have just used a fabric for a scheme that is Ikat inspired from Hertex- called Alhambra Amour- colour Luna- check it out. Also tooooo fab is a design- Sultana Lattice- alos colour Luna- my current colore du momento Oh and sorry to drop in I know Smug is not pretty, but I MUST am going to Istanbul in June so will take some pics and send to the lovely Vicki !!

sara fattori on December 29, 2013

We can never have enough cushions...pillows...and these are a work of art to touch, cuddle and enjoy.

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