Intricate ikat design handwoven and naturally dyed by artisans in Laos.
dimension: approx. 20”L x 20"W
material: cotton (front); linen blend (back)
color: blue and beige
origin: Ikat fabric from Laos. Throw pillow cover is designed and handmade by ATELIER NOMAD in Washington, DC.
care: Spot clean with soap.
detail: Invisible zipper. Insert is not included.
note: As unique, handmade art, no two pieces will be identical and color varies across monitors. Our website photos are a close representation of this work, but may not be identical to the piece you receive.
The Story // The textile is sourced from traditional artisans who are a part of a fair trade entity that works to preserve and promote Lao village crafts, create employment opportunities for villagers – mostly women – and reduce poverty. The entity works to preserve ancient crafts and techniques, an important cultural tradition among the diverse ethnic population of Laos.
The ikat on the textile is an age-old dyeing technique used to create patterns in textiles that employs resist dyeing on the yarns prior to dyeing and weaving the fabric. The resist is formed by binding bundles of yarns with a tight wrapping applied in the desired pattern.