The contemporary ikat design resembles ocean waves. Handwoven and naturally dyed indigo by artisans in Laos.
dimensions: approx. 20"L x 20"W
material: cotton (front); linen blend (back)
color: blue and beige
origin: Ikat fabric from Laos. Pillow cover is designed and handmade by ATELIER NOMAD in Washington, DC.
care: Wash by hand or on a gentle cycle with color-safe detergent. Tumble dry low. Iron at medium heat. Do not use bleach, dry clean or use solvents to remove stain.
detail: Invisible zipper. Insert is not included.
note: Please note that 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 handmade textile is sourced from artisans who are part of a fair trade entity that works with traditional handicraft artisans 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 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 or bundles of yarns with a tight wrapping applied in the desired pattern.