Ikat handloom-woven cotton cushion, featuring a vibrant red, yellow and blue design displaying the characteristic blurriness of traditional handmade ikat fabric.
This beautiful square-shaped cushion is a work of art. It was crafted entirely by hand by expert craftsmen in Hyderabad who use an ancient and elaborate dyeing and weaving technique called Ikat. The vibrant red, yellow and blue design of the fabric displays the characteristic blurriness of traditional, handmade ikat fabric.
In India, the history of Ikat extends as far back as the 7th century. Today, this ancient technique is a part of India’s rich and varied textile culture. Hyderabad, Telangana, where our ikat fabric is made, is known as one of the ancient weaving centers of India and has a long history of ikat weaving.
Creating Ikat textiles requires great skill and creativity. A design is mapped onto stretched yarn, then the yarn is bundled and bound before it is resist-dyed in elaborate patterns according to the design. Once the yarn has been dyed it is woven on a traditional wooden handloom to create a beautiful, unique piece of fabric.
The ikat weaving technique has been passed down from father to son over many generations. It takes remarkable skill and years of learning, patience and dedication to become an Ikat artisan and create these pieces of art.
Origin: Hyderabad, India Dimensions: 45x45cm Materials: 100% cotton Ikat Care: Dry-clean only. Note: Because the ikat fabric of our cushions is handmade, variations will naturally occur from item to item.
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