Ikat is a dyeing technique used to pattern textiles that employ a resist dyeing process on the yarns prior to dyeing and weaving the fabric, it results in complex patterns of brilliant colors. The traditional term for the ikat technique in Centra l Asia is abrbandi, which translates to "binding clouds" -- the name's poetic beauty fits for this stunning technique.
This centuries old traditional fabric dying technique uses a resist dying and woven method. The ikat designers first favored intricate but speckled patterns, later on bold graphic designs became fashionable.
Creating an ikat print is a complicated process that involves binding the threads, piecemeal dying, and weaving everything together after the threads have been dyed. Because of this, ikat fabrics are instantly recognizable by their up-and-down, almost bleeding-dye quality. This process has been practiced all over the world, from Mexico to Uzbekistan and Cambodia to Japan.
Ikat fabric used to be precious and prestigious due to the high cost of fabric used and the sophisticated production sequence that required a large and highly skilled workforce of designers, binders, dyers, and weavers. Today, Ikat style is not only frequently seen in everyday textile, but also influence fashion and home decor.
Our Ikat collection was inspired by these fascinating ikats patterns from all over the globe to create these vegan leather fashion accessories with bold patterns. This collection contains cross body bags, flat wallets, large wristlet wallets, vintage style kiss lock frame coin purses, and small pouches. You can find lovely ikats like elephant, giraffe, lion, tiger, hippo, fox, horse, rhino, jaguar, leopard, cat, dog, bear, moose, deer and alpaca grace themed designs from this collection.
Made with Eco-friendly vegan materials, these fashion accessories are fun, unique, cheerful and affordable. They are available for wholesale to verified retailers (gift shops, clothing and fashion accessories boutiques, book stores, museum and botanical garden gift stores, speciality retailers) and corporate gift buyers. We deliver worldwide since 2001.
Mlavi's Ikat collection has been presented at top trade fairs/shows around the world including Paris, London, New York, Toronto, Atlanta, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Boston, Chicago, Seattle, Montreal, Edmonton and Vancouver.
Retailers and corporate buyers can order wholesale directly through phone, fax and this web site, trade shows/fairs, sale reps and showrooms. We ship worldwide with Canada Post, USPS, DHL, UPS and FedEx.
To order wholesale, please apply for a wholesale / trade account so that you can browse our wholesale catalogs online and place your order. We ship wholesale orders from Toronto Canada to worldwide retailers and corporate customers via reliable carriers including DHL, Canada Post and other industry leaders.
If you already have an wholesale account established with us, you can log in here and place your order.
To purchase Mlavi designs/products for personal use or as gifts for your friends and family but could not find a local retailer that carry our brand or extract designs you want, please visit Mlavi's official online boutique www.mlavi.ca.
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