Madeline Weinrib’s amazing line of ikat pillows in her own home
Designer Hall Williamson uses ikat unexpectedly on a slipper chair in this romantic sitting room. It conjures up images of far away places and exotic locales. Photo from House Beautiful.
Ikat fabrics are the oldest known patterned textiles in the world. The word "ikat" means "to bind". Thousands of individual threads are tie-dyed in intricate patterns, then untied and woven into fabric. It is handcrafted in Uzbekistan and when used adds a strong, bold accent to any room or outfit.