Thursday, March 15, 2012

What is an Ikat?

Last Fall, Sevier Skirts got in a fabric that we named Raleigh Ikat Plaid.  I thought nothing about it besides a name.  Then, this fall we got in a fabric that we named Ikat-Purple and Green.  I assumed that Ikat was the name of the company that we got it from.  Then, in a store I saw a wall of bags, all with the name Ikat pinned to them.  This got me thinking...'What is Ikat?!"

I checked it out.  Ikat is a 'a dying technique used to pattern textiles that employs a resist dyeing process similar to tie-dye..." yada yada yada...I won't bore you with the rest of the details.  All you need to know is its the name of the print that you are seeing everywhere that is much like an Aztec like design with awesome colors.  You will find this print on clothes, couches, bags, pillows, shoes, hats, etc. etc.  And all stores are carrying it including Target, Anthropologie and West Elm.  And of course, you will see it at Sevier Skirts!

So there you go, thats what an 'Ikat' is.  Get in on the trend with Sevier Skirts.  Our Ikats are as follows... Ikat Purple and Green, Raleigh Ikat Plaid, and the Ikat above that is only available at skirt parties for the time being, the Ikat Black and Gray.

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