Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Tuesday pinterest love- Ikat...


Some trends fizzle out after one season...some last a little longer than the others... while a select few become classics...particularly when they have their origins in cultures dating back centuries. Ikat is one such timeless classic...No matter how often I may have seen this gorgeous textile in fashion or decor ..it never fails to attract my attention...

This beautifully hand woven textile always fascinates....





...and there is no denying its amazing versatility...

In fashion...





...be it casual chic...





...or modern eclectic...





...bohemian...





...or purely traditional...


...from statement clutch...

...to the everyday tote...





Ikat oxfords..anyone??






Perfect for accessories for  a dash of color ...







In decor...

...from just a cushion that dictates the look...whether monochrome...





...a restrained palette...





...or a happy burst of color...





Every room can use an ikat cushion...





...or throws...





...or some drama on the floor...





In furniture, Ikat works best on accent pieces...

...a DIY console to satisfy your creativity...





...a quirky chair to indulge your bohemian spirit...





...or a chic bench for instant elegance...





At times it could be  just one chair that adds the punch...





...at others you may need two...





For such a dramatic textile..ikat works surprisingly well when mixed with different patterns...





 


For those who believe that 'too much of a good thing can only be better'..ikat clad walls are the way to go...


...whether muted...





...or bold...





Surely a pattern that 'inspires' many...






...a veritable feast for the senses...





all images from my pinterest board here.


8 comments:

Janell @ Isabella and Max said...

Oh my goodness, so many fabulous images in this post Meenal! Love the tote and the tray particularly. Janell

asbalyan said...

Have to say again (just like earlier posted comment): "so many fabulous images in this p...."

Lisa - A Room with A View said...

Fabulous pictures, amazing post..I love all the fabric and the rug is particularly stunning!

Sarah - Squeezed Daily said...

Wow, that made my ikat post so pale in comparison.
Love all of those, I'm a big fan of the ikat.
Big fan of this blog too!
Sarah

meenal bishnoi said...

Janell,asb & lisa - thanks!
sarah- that's rather sweet of you to say..i'm glad you like my blog..xx meenal

Somna said...

You have to come to Hyderabad and get creative with Ikkat here...:) really like your blog very much!!

meenal bishnoi said...

Thankyou somna! It would be really interesting to contemporize the 'telia rumaal' of andhra..there is so much potential! xx meenal

Cathy Schusler said...

This is a wonderful pictorial definition of ikat. I especially love the clutch that brings a fashion forward take on what is a very beautiful + traditional dyeing process. xCathy

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