Playful brilliant colors and bright stylish patterns, bring Ikat & Kaitag rugs culture to life. Ikat stems from the Malaysian word mangkait meaning to tie. Ancient Kaitag & Ikat were and are rare art form, deriving from women of the 1600's this art form would shape art itself forever. It wasn't until approximately the 1980's that these patterns would familiarized globally, all thanks to one British explorer/ researcher. These striking patterns have provided tasteful worldly charm, and have quickly become a staple for countless styles of design/decorating.
This is a fine example of an Overdyed area rug. These rugs demonstrate a process best described as 'The modern palette applied to classics'. It consists of an added step to the finishing process in which the rug is antique washed, sheared, and finally hand dyed in a full immersion bath of a chosen color. The effect is quite stunning, adding a vibrant overcast to the whole rug and blending seamlessly with the prior dyes.