Large Hand woven Ikat cushion
All Table Tonic cushions come complete with inserts!
:: New stock arriving early June 2013.
:: Pre-order to avoid disappointment!
Size: 45 x 45cm (17.5 x 17.5 inches)
Fabric: Double sided Ikat (50% Silk, 50% Cotton). Includes a washable, non-allergenic Polyester insert. Features a concealed zipper on the back.
Care instructions: Dry clean only.
Please note: Ikats are hand woven/dyed, so they often have what would be considered imperfectionsif they were mass-produced using high powered looms, ie flecks of other dye colors, looped yarns and what appear to be runs. This is the inherent beauty of a completely hand woven and dyed fabric.
:: Scatter a few on a large bed with plain white bedding.
:: Mix up colours and sizes - you can't go wrong.
:: Great cushion for your favourite chair out on the balcony or porch.
:: Look fabulous matched to your current decor - For example, a blue + white Ikat cushion on a blue chair or bed!
The word ‘Ikat’ (pronounced ‘ee-KAHT’) comes from the Malaysian word ‘mengikat,’ or ‘to tie,’ because the loose threads are tied into bundles using grasses or wax-treated cotton to specify where the dye is able to sink in and colour the thread (basically a refined type of tie-dye). What this means is that the weaver has to figure out where on the loose threads the dye should (and shouldn’t) go in order for it to form the proper pattern when it is woven on the loom. And it gets more complicated as you add more colours. Some ikats are made by dyeing the warp threads (the fixed threads that are attached to the loom), some by dyeing the weft threads (the threads that are actually woven in and out of the warp threads), and some by dyeing both, a technique known as double ikat.
Product of Uzbekistan.
Posted by siobhan monching on 8th Feb 2013
I love this shade of green and together with the other cushions I bought, they look great on my sofa. The quality is fabulous. I was hoping they would be hard wearing as I have 3 kids and so far they still look great and have kept their shape really well. LOVE LOVE LOVE.