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Ikat: A Vibrant and Traditional History

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Ikat fabrics are some of the oldest known patterned textiles in the world, and a favorite of the late Oscar de la Renta.
Ikat: A Vibrant and Traditional History

Ikat fabrics are some of the oldest known patterned textiles in the world, and arguably the most perennially vibrant. One of the great supporters of this historic practice was the late designer Oscar de la Renta who rose to fame in the 1960s as he dressed film stars to first ladies to royalty. Since 2005, Oscar de la Renta has worked closely with ikat artisans, including their singular creations in his collections.

“Ikat is so unbelievably rich in color,” de la Renta has said. “It is a v ...

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Alexandra writes for publications throughout Scotland, Germany and the USA. Her work takes a global perspective while focusing on travel, history and material inspiration.

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