The bold colours and whimsical patterns of ikat have an exemplary bohemian vibe that has transcended regional boundaries. Over the years, the artisans of ikat evolved its dyeing techniques, and today, it has distinct fabrics under its wings.
Some of them are double ikat – the warp and weft are dyed as well as woven together, and it results in intricate ikat designs, warp ikat – the dyeing of the warp only makes the patterns visible even before those wefts are woven in, weft ikat -the weft contains the dyeing patterns. It’s a skilful and slow process as the designs start appearing only after the loom weaving procedure begins.
These techniques have helped ikat to become the raging global trend today. Also, it’s no more limited to clothing pieces only. You can see it everywhere, from interior decorations to shoes and accessories. India Imprints too, inspired by ikat’s beauty, is trying out its charms on its merchandises.