Diamond Ikat Kantha Quilt

€430.00
Ecru/Grey
Size: One Size

Kantha embroidery on hand dyed and hand woven ikat, in a hazy diamond pattern. Hand kantha stitched to several inner layers of recycled sari cloth. Plain reverse. Made in India by small groups of men and women who work in collaboration with a fair trade organisation that supports them in business and marketing.

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Dry clean. 100% cotton.
Made in India.
An age-old and complex technique of patterning cloth, whereby the pattern is pre-determined by tie-dyeing the yarn prior to weaving. The characteristic haziness of the pattern that emerges is a pleasing result of this hand process.
220 x 220cm.

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Ikat

Ikat is an age-old technique of patterning cloth. The word itself derives from the Malay-Indonesian ‘mengikat’, meaning to tie or bind.

The making of the pattern consists in the precise tying and dying of the threads before weaving. It’s a process demanding skill, patience, organisation and precision yet its beauty, antithetically, lies in the impossibility of perfect execution and the consequent hazy, slightly blurred edges of the motifs.

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