Ikat is a resist-dyeing technique similar to tie-dye. Although primarily associated with Indonesia, South and Central America and Central and South Asia the technique has been popular around the world for hundreds of years. Because of their intricacy of design and brilliance of color ikat patterns are often used in home decoration and sought after by textile collectors. The design, symbolism and use of the fabric vary by country, region and culture. While some designs were developed primarily for trade, more traditional patterns are used for ritual purposes and as symbols of status and wealth. Given the level of skill and amount of time required to produce some designs many cultures believe the cloth is imbued with mystical powers – and at $995 you may have to do a few tricks, if not magic, to get your hands on Burberry’s ikat print pants.

 

 

 

Left To Right From Top: Burberry Ikat Print Cotton Shirt $495.00 & Pants $995.00 From Mr. Porter
Etro Ikat & Paisley Print Linen Scarf $325.00 From Park & Bond
Kris Van Assche Short Sleeve Ikat Print Shirt $460.00 From TheCorner.com

 

 

 

Left To Right From Top: Burkman Bros. Ikat Print Cotton Shirt $158.00 From Park & Bond
Burkman Bros. Ikat Print Cotton Shorts $180.00 From Park & Bond
Denim & Supply Grogan Ikat Cotton Scarf $79.50 From Polo.com
ASOS Short Sleeve Ikat Cotton Shirt $46.55 From ASOS.com
Obey Ikat Anchor Print Slim Fit Tank Top $41.00 From Obey Clothing
Burkman Bros. Cotton Ikat Popover Lung Shirt Was $166.00 Now $66.00 From Oki-ni