Disclaimer: When I label an ikat-like design as "faux-kat" I do not mean it in a disparaging way. Just like traditional ikats, there are good faux-kats and bad! And I don't pin anything that I don't find some merit in. Carry on then!
* Woman's ikat silk chapan, early 20th century, woven with ramshorn motifs in dark purple, yellow, ivory and pink, floral cotton lining
Take a voyage into the old Russian Empire—in full color photos
History, Travel, Arts, Science, People, Places | Smithsonian
Uzbek ikat panel, ‘tree’ design on a white ground, with a very finely drawn pattern, 19th century.
San Francisco Bay Area: Central Asian Textiles exhibition - HALI
For warp ikats (as shown below), it's the warp threads that are bound and dyed. The fabric is woven with plain wefts, as all of the patterning is in the warps. The irregular, feathery design outlines are a characteristic feature, where the dye seeps under the bindings slightly. In contrast, vertical pattern lines are crisp and smooth.
I look at the High Line and I see ikat
RUSSIAN TEXTILES is one of those rare and serendipitous books that can be judged by its cover. From first bold photo to final footnote, the bright, complex language of Russian trade cottons, mostly hidden as linings of Central Asian ikat robes and embroidered wall hangings, is given full voice in Susan Meller’s new book.
Inside Out | HandEye (with prints.)
Inside Out | HandEye
Worked-out chino pants in different dessins - dessin K - 8
fauxkat: Area Rug in style " Nomad" color purple - by Shaw Floors
Kublai Kahn in Blue & Green by Oscar De La Renta from Lee Jofa