Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Why are so few Scandinavians...

...catching on to ikat fabrics and the Suzani trend? Now I keep seeing all these inspirational pics in international magazines and on blogs showcasing homes decorated with the most stunning ikat fabrics and Suzanis but for some strange reason Sweden (at least) is not catching on to this trend. Are we simply afraid of too much color (which would not surprise me)?

Now if you don't like the batik effect then I guess you won't go for an ikat pillow for you sofa (I must admit there are versions of ikat weaving that I'm less fond of and I'm not a great fan of batiks). But I have come to love this craftmanship and most of the colors a absolutlety stunning as they are so vibrant but all naturally dyed. Check out these pics (all borrowed from Absolutley Beautiful Things) and be inspired!
And be sure to take a look at the ikat pillows available in the shop as well as my two stunning Suzanis www.pillove.se

Chair on left upholstered with a Suzani.

Chair upholstered in a vibrant ikat fabric.

A Suzani dressing up a crisp white loveseat making it all the more interesting to look at and sit in!

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