Friday, April 10, 2009

To Ikat or To Batik

So, I would just like everyone to know about this really fabulous exhibition that is going on right now at LACMA. This is definitely a must see show! They are displaying until this September textiles from Indonesia dating back to the early 1400s!

Indonesia is famous and their Ikat and Batik designs. Ikat is a type of weaving that uses a resist dyeing process. Batik is a wax resist dyeing process where the wax is later melted from the fabric leaving a design. Ikat is coming quite a trend. Many pieces of furniture and pillows can be found in today's retail. Lots of different furniture and prints are featuring an Ikat design. Pottery Barn released printed Ikat pillows.
 
Sabi Ikat Pillow covers from PB. $9.99 on sale
 Pier 1 Imports also carries light green and brown Ikat prints. (no picture :-( ) Anthropologie also has awesome Ikat printed bowls! 
Batik as well is very up and coming in furniture!

---BCD

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