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  • noun Plural form of ikat.


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  • Some personal favorites include Central Asian suzanis and ikats, Indonesian and West African batiks, Moroccan wedding blankets and American quilts.

    10 Odd, Yet Essential, Elements of Style Deborah Needleman 2011

  • -- "Colors of the Oasis: Central Asian Ikats" A look at the museum's collection of ikats, a textile from central Asia that declared a man's wealth and status in society.

    Art exhibitions, current and upcoming, through January 2010

  • Once I knew what I was looking at, I went over to eBay (one great vendor's here) and found similar pure cotton and silk goodies -- ikats and block prints and shot silk and a gorgeous red Benares kanchi silk with thick gold zari borders that had never been worn -- for eight or ten bucks apiece.

    Half a Billion Indian Women Can't Be Wrong 2008

  • It is interesting that style. com would describe the collection as "Artfully swagged dresses in checks and ikats, often with bras or bandeaus worn on the outside, looked like the sort of pieces a sapeur's date might wear" when only two models in the show looked anything like a sapeur's date.

    Shaena Henry: Designers Bring Africa to Runways, Leave Models Behind 2009

  • For example, she salvages ornate Victorian furniture from flea markets and reupholsters it with ikats or suzanis.

    Melissa Biggs Bradley: How Style Can Serve a Greater Good 2008

  • When she first discovered ikats woven by hand in Uzbekistan -- years before they had reappeared on runways in Paris and Bryant Park -- there were only two men still crafting them as their predecessors had; today, as demand for the true (not machine-printed varieties) has soared, there are multiple Uzbek villages supported by the ikat trade.

    Melissa Biggs Bradley: How Style Can Serve a Greater Good 2008

  • Even an untrained ikat shopper will notice at first glance, for example, that Central Asian ikats tend to have bolder, brighter colors, such as pinks.

    The Ties That Bind 2007

  • Individual threads are painstakingly saturated with plant dyes, the color of which can change with the seasons: The deep reds in Indonesian ikats, for instance, come from the bark of the Morinda tree, which is darker during the dry season in May to October, when the sap travels down to the root to protect the tree.

    The Ties That Bind 2007

  • Indonesian ikats, on the other hand, tend to stick to earthier tones.

    The Ties That Bind 2007

  • There were many great prints - chevrons, digis and ikats - layered and stitched harmoniously together.

    NYT > Home Page By ELLE MULIARCHYK 2012


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