Sunday, April 6, 2014

Woven Decor

Ikat and Kilim have been trending in interior design. The bright and vibrant colors of these woven fabric bring a bohemian character to a room. It can be used as throw pillow, carpet, curtain, or even use it for the lamp shade.  

1. Sig Bergamin's Apartment via Elle Decor. Photo by Simon Upton
2. Istanbul Ikat Pillow, Etsy
3. Kite Kilim Floor Pouf, West Elm
4. Kilim Rug, vtwonen
5. Photo by Angus Fergusson
6. Kilim Bench, Wisteria
7. Turkish Pillow Cover, Etsy

In the Philippines, T'nalak is a traditional cloth made by the women of the T'boli from South Cotabato, Mindanao. These women are called "Dream weavers" as the designs and patterns of the  are based on their dreams. It is used to make blankets and clothing but nowadays artists have been exploring the use of this material in furniture and home decor. Here are some examples: (except for number 4, which is a different kind of weaving)

1. T'nalak Round Ottoman, Hacienda Crafts
2. T'nalak Rectangular Ottoman, Hacienda Crafts
3. Large California Mid Century Lamp, 1stdibs (item out of stock)
4. Banig Throw Pillow Case, Kultura

For more information on T'nalak, you can check out One Weave, One Dream.


  1. Love the interior design of this living room. Kite Kilim Floor Pouf is I think I need them too for visitor friends in my condo. :)

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