IKAT

In our Fall/Winter 2014 collection we are featuring two Ikat fabrics.  Ikat is a style of weaving that uses a tie-dye process on either the warp of the weft before the threads are woven to create a pattern.  A double ikat is when both the warp and the weft are dyed before weaving.  We are featuring one wrap ikat and one double ikat fabric.  Our ikat fabric is made by a handloom which is a very skilled, time consuming and intricate craft.  We are so happy to have our fabrics custom made by our amazing manufacturer in India.

Our handloom double ikat fabric is featured within our Dhaara pieces.  (Dhaara means flowing stream or waterfall in Hindi)  

Our warp ikat fabric is featured within our Chaaya pieces.  (Chaaya means shadow in Hindi)

Dhaara double ikat fabric

Dhaara double ikat fabric

Chaaya warp ikat

Chaaya warp ikat

These fabrics make up adorable dresses, skirts and tops for infants up to tweens within our HIMA collection.

Check out these pieces at the ENK Children's Club show March 9, 10 & 11 at the Javits Center in NYC. Booth #9334!  xo