Rugs that are constructed using the Ikat process are some of the most beautiful and popular rugs today.
The steps involved in making these rugs can be very labor intensive, but painstaking attention to detail
results in a variety of wonderful and imaginative patterns and color combinations. The individual fibers
are bundled tightly together and then treated with dyes and dried. The areas that were tied together
resist certain dyes. These fibers are then separated prior to being woven into the final rug. The tell-tale
sign of an Ikat rug are patterns that have a slightly blurred or softened look to them. This is a result of
the difficulty in matching up the separated fibers into the final pattern, but when done properly the
design is unique and the softened lines very pleasing to the eye.