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Cotton ikat bedspread in Red

This is a luxurious five-panel cotton bedspread blanket in Red woven on a backstrap loom by our friends Dominga and Marta at San Juan la Laguna, full of unique ikat patterns. The intricate animal figure seen in natural indigo are the result of hand-tying knots before dyeing, a resist-dye technique called ikat. This particular piece features more ikat designs than the other bedspread versions. All threads used here are cotton, both warp and weft. Some of the cotton thread used has been hand-spun by Doña Marta. The family grows their own cotton, but the production is not enough for all the weaving, thus they often mix hand-spun cotton with commercial cotton.

The dark blue is from naturally-dyed indigo.

This is a true one-of-a-kind treasure that comfortably fits both full and queen-sized beds. The pictures of the beige version here were taken on a full-size bed.

All five handwoven panels are joined with gentle randa embroidery in zigzag form.  This is a stunning example of textile artistry from start to finish.

 

Measurements: 

Width: 82 inches

Length: 88 inches plus 3 inches of twisted fringes on both ends




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