Gujarati Silk Ikat Quilt - Green
Gujarati silk, woven in the ikat style, is a traditional textile of India. Ikat is created by pre-dying individual strands of thread before the fabric is woven. This creates the unique look of designs bleeding into one another. It’s both an exact science and a beautiful art - often, artisans are not even sure what the finished product will look like. This quilt makes a stunning bedspread, tablecloth, or even a decadent picnic blanket.
The quilt is a collage of individually-woven shades of green and gold silk strips. It shimmers in the light and measures 84'' by 104." It is backed with green cotton. Each quilt is one-of-a-kind.
"The Shop" is a fantastic boutique in New Delhi, India featuring work of up-and-coming Indian designers as well as traditional crafts. They also carry work from many of India's best NGOs. Artisans designing for The Shop are very talented in their field, and have quality-controlled working conditions. The Shop does a great job of bringing traditional crafts into the 21st century market.