Merchant & Mills Ikat Ink Indian Cotton
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Merchant & Mills Ikat Ink Indian Cotton

Striking geometric criss-cross Ikat weave in an indigo and off white. 

Suitable for dresses, tops, shirts, and looser fitting trousers or shorts. 

Ikat is a resist dyeing technique where the threads used for weaving are dyed beforehand.  The Ikat threads are bound in a pattern so that the threads covered by the binding 'resist' the dye, creating a design.  The more binding done before weaving, the more complicated the pattern.

  • 114cm wide | 44/45"
  • 100% cotton.
  • Pattern repeat - 11cm.
  •  Ikat cloths are prone to slubs and often have ties in the cloth where one weaver ends and another begins, the ties will be on the wrong side of the cloth. These are not flaws.
  • For the first couple of washes, place the fabric in the washing machine drum at 30 or 40 degrees with a handful of table salt. This will help fix the dye to prevent it running.
  • As Indian our cloths are handmade, sometimes susceptible to irregularities in the weave or print, this is all part of their charm and are not classed as flaws.