Giveaway from IKATSUZANI

I'm so excited about today's silk Ikat pillow giveaway from IKATSUZANI. In the IKATSUZANI shop you can find unusually bright and rich textiles of Uzbekistan which were hand crafted by the local artisans. The shop specializes in modern and vintage suzani and ikat and in home décor products using both modern and vintage upcycled fabrics and embroideries. The products are all hand made in Uzbekistan and all the fabric are handpicked across the country. These means that each piece has had a lot of love and care go into its design and each is very unique - just like the hand-woven, silk Ikat pillow case IKATSUZAI is giving away below.

Hand Woven Silk Ikat Lumbar Pillow Case - 22 X 16 inches



SUZANI
The suzani is a typical embroidered textile of Central Asia. High culture of ornamental art, color flair, precise rules of forms and color combinations, fine skills of embroidery as well as great sense of lines and proportions – all these enable Uzbek artisans to create embroidery of high artistic value. Suzanis differ a lot depending on the locality in which they are produced. In the IKATUSUZANI shop you can find and collect suzanis from different regions of Uzbekistan – Bukhara, Samarkand, Tashkent etc. You can also find suzanis with different base fabrics – velvet, silk, cotton and satin. What unites them is that most of them are embroidered with a home spun silk thread, in some cases hand dyed.



IKAT
In the IKATSUZANI shop you can also find products made with hand woven and hand dyed ikat fabrics. Bold aesthetics, vivid and unexpected color combinations, abstract patterns and amazing silky textures characterize ikat. Many ornamental designs of ikat still harbor the carry-overs of ancient beliefs and are thought to have powers of a talisman. Among various ikat patterns you can see the stylized elements of certain birds and animals, trees and flowers, fruits and seeds, sun and moon - which were endowed with sacred power. Ikat weaving is still a major source of sustainable income for many local artisans. Keep in mind that IKATSUZANI also does custom orders.




THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED - THANK YOU

To enter this giveaway, please visit the IKATSUZANI shop. Then come back here and share with us your favorite item by leaving a comment below.


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Please leave a separate comment for each entry. Also remember that I must have a way of contacting you, so please leave a contact email if need be. The giveaway ends on Friday night, June 8th, at midnight EST and the winner chosen randomly using random.com. The winner will be announced on Saturday morning, June 9th. Good luck everyone! Let's look at that gorgeous pillow you're going to win just one more time:


Hand Woven Silk Ikat Lumbar Pillow Case - 22 X 16 inches




Global Texture

Nothing is more exciting to me than the idea of traveling around the world collecting gorgeous global textiles and then coming home to strew them all around my house.  I love this look.  I always have and probably always will.  When I hear the phrase, "Live with what you love", these are the kinds of images that pop into my head.

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Ikat Cacophony

I'm sure you've seen this photo all over the internet.  Its from a house tour in the January issue of Elle Decor.  I love everything about this house, but the photo below really inspired me.  I love the bold rug, the brash Ikat curtain panels, the gray patterned wallpaper, the miss-matched Ikat throw pillows and the edgy art.  Its a fantastic mix.  I really want this kind of look in my living room.  The thing that most excites me about this look is I think I could pull it off without changing any of my furniture.  Its all walls, floors and curtains. Hmmm....

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Here are some beautiful Ikat rug patterns to get me going:








Most of the rugs are from ABC Carpet in NYC.