One of the oldest forms of textile decoration, with deep roots in cultures ranging from Asia to South America, ikat rugs are enjoying a new surge in popularity in today’s American homes. With an ikat, patterns are dyed into threads before the actual weaving of the rug takes place. The result is a soft, fluid design that fits in well with a range of furniture styles and room settings.
At Capel, three ikat patterns currently are “wowing” customers — Pow Wow, Thailand Flower and Uzbek. Each of these ikat designs is
making a splash with their exotic, luxurious, ethnic and posh characteristics.
Pow Wow, a new transitional-style ikat, is a true eye-catcher. Available in three colorways — Olive, Indigo (shown above) and Persimmon — this gorgeous model is made of 100% wool and hand tufted in India.
Capel’s Thailand Flower rug mixes elegance with a hint of casual bohemian chic. In Khaki and Chambray (below) colorways, Thailand Flower features a machine-woven olefin construction that makes a stunning statement either indoors or outdoors.
Also check out Capel’s Uzbek. This lovely transitional design makes an impact in any one of four colorways — Emerald (below), Bokrum Blue, Blush Pink and Stone. In a flat-woven construction, Uzbek is part of Capel’s Genevieve Gorder collection.