Posted on | May 10, 2008 | 5 Comments
I’m a big fan of ikat pillows but I’m not such a fan of the high prices many retailers charge to your hands on the real thing. The silk textile is handmade and imported from Uzbekistan. Ikats are made on large looms but typically are only 16-18 inches wide. Many US retailers piece together the ikat to create a larger width desirable for home accessories. The process is costly and labor intensive.
I’ve decided to take a stab at making my own. I found three shops online that sell silk ikats. I never ordered from any of these retailers so I can’t really back their integrity. I ordered a few pieces from each one and I should receive the textiles in a few weeks. I’ll let you all know how it goes and what I think.