Ikat is a dyeing technique used to pattern textiles that employ a resist dyeing process on the yarns prior to dyeing and weaving the fabric. It is a centuries old traditional fabric dying technique using a resist dying and woven method. Creating an ikat print is a complicated process that involves binding the threads, piecemeal dying, and weaving everything together after the threads have been dyed. Because of this, ikat fabrics are instantly recognizable by their up-and-down, almost bleeding-dye quality. This process has been practiced all over the world, from Mexico to Uzbekistan and Cambodia to Japan.
Mlavi love Ikat style patterns from around the world!
Mlavi Studio design vegan cross body bags, large wallets and wristlets, small pouches and kiss lock frame coin purses with beautiful Ikat pattern prints. Wholesale available at www.mlavi.com for gift shops, fashion accessories & clothing boutiques, book stores in Canada, USA & worldwide.
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