Ikat Design Rugs from India Craft bazaar
Area Rugs in Ikat design is a latest fashion trend. Ikat is a dyeing technique, originated primarily in Indonesia (also popular in India and Japan). Textiles are patterned using resist-dyeing technique on the yarns prior to dyeing and weaving the fabric. There are three main styles of Ikat design; Warp Ikat, in which only “warp” or vertical threads are dyed, Weft Ikat, in which only “weft” or horizontal threads are dyed and Double Ikat, in which both warp and weft threads are dyed. The world famous “ Patola Saree” of Gujarat, India is made by double Ikat dying process and it is considered to be the most difficult of all
These Area Rugs are suitable for medium traffic areas of your home or office are suitable for Ikat Rugs. Professional cleaning, at least once a year, is needed to maintain these rugs, although mild vacuuming without beater brush can take care of daily cleaning.
What’s Special about our Ikat Design Rugs
Our Ikat Area Rugs are relatively contemporary design. Ikat designs are loved for their bright abstract visage. These rugs are in very bright colour, so it can brighten up any corner of your home or office which gets less light. So bring one home today and brighten up the mood.
Care & Maintenance Tips
Please follow these simple guidelines to keep your area rugs and carpet in good clean, in good shape and last long.
- Vacuum Cleaning: Regular vacuum cleaning is the best way to keep rugs clean and without odour or allergens as a result of daily use, in fact, it’s one of the best things you can do to keep your rug looking fine and protected from stains. Vacuuming also helps polish the wool — giving it lustre and sheen and natural stain resistance.
- Spill Removal: The best way to remove spills is to act as and when it happens. Soak the spilled liquid off with an absorbent cloth, microfiber cloth, or if nothing is available, put lots of face tissues or paper napkins on it. Once the liquid has been absorbed, the remaining spot can be gently wiped. In case there is need to use soap; follow this rule of thumb; if you can’t use the soap on yourself, don’t use it on the rug.
- Protect from Direct Sunlight: Ultra violet rays in sunlight reacts with the natural dyes of the fibre and makes rugs look fade (sun burnt). Hence, make sure rugs and carpets are not exposed to direct sunlight, use curtains or if the rug is being used outdoor, cover it with a used bed sheet during the time of the day when direct sunlight falls on it.
- Trimming & Shaping: Foot traffic and heavy furniture can change the texture of your carpets and rugs. Shag carpeting, for example, can experience “blooming” caused by the untwisting or opening of the yarns. You can use scissors to clip “tufts” that extend above the rest of the carpet pile, but never pull them out (if they have been pulled out, use a crochet needle to work them back into the backing of the carpet. You can also use scissors to remove piling; the formation of those tiny balls of fuzz on top of carpeting, and shading can sometimes be temporarily corrected by vacuuming in the same direction.
- Keep safe from moisture and water: Moisture and water are very bad for all sorts of carpets and rugs, especially the tufted carpets, because water can accumulate under the backing, thereby creating mould growth, which will also damage floorings. If you suspect any wet part in your carpet, immediately reverse it to see if there is accumulated water underneath. You can use desiccators available in market to keep near or under carpets to absorb moisture.
- Storage: The Best way to store carpets is to first cover the top with an old bed sheet and then roll it up so that the bed sheet remains inside. Never try to fold a rug or carpet (unless it is flat cotton dhurrie) as this may permanently damage its stricture
- Annual Cleaning: All knotted and tufted rugs, including flat weave Kilims, need a professional cleaning once in a year. In warm countries, woollen rugs are replaced with cotton rugs during summer and opposite in winter. Before storing the rugs for next season, it is recommended that it is professionally cleaned, properly rolled up and then stored with mothballs inside a sufficiently airtight cover (a plastic sheet wrapped tightly around the roll)
Although Ikat is primarily associated with India and southeast Asia (the term comes from the Malay-Indonesian word for “tie”), there are similar Ikat design traditions in other parts of the world, which are thousands of miles away from southeast Asia. Latin American countries such as Chile, Guatemala, Peru and even in western African countries such as Ghana and Ivory coast have their rich local Ikat designs and weaving traditions.