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Ikat

by Deepti Munshaw

Tote Bag

$0.00

Our quality crafted Tote Bags are hand sewn in America using durable, yet lightweight, poly poplin fabric. All seams and stress points are double stitched for durability. Available in 13" x 13", 16" x 16" and 18" x 18" variations, the tote bags are washable, feature original artwork on both sides and a sturdy 1" wide cotton webbing strap for comfortably carrying over your shoulder.

My love for beautiful textiles continues... :) This pattern created in Illustrator.
Ikat involves a very complex process of resist-dyeing of threads that are patterned before weaving. The dyeing process itself used to be a long process that took several days, sometimes even months, to make dyes from plants. It has been made easier with the acceptance of chemical dyes, but the richness of colors that comes from natural dyes is lost. Some places in India still make use of the traditional dyeing process. Precision is the key in weaving a perfect pattern on a small piece, as the pre-dyed sections of yarn have to appear at the right place. Simplicity of pattern may not give the idea of complexity involved in weaving, but it's beauty is still unparalleled.

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Nika commented on May 1, 2012 12:49pm
nice one
Deepti Munshaw commented on May 1, 2012 12:52pm
Thank you so much, Nika! :))
Sreetama Ray commented on May 1, 2012 12:54pm
beautiful, D!!
Deepti Munshaw commented on May 1, 2012 12:56pm
Thanks so much, Sree! :))
Anna Andretta commented on May 1, 2012 12:56pm
Love it Deepti!
Deepti Munshaw commented on May 1, 2012 12:59pm
Thanks so much, Anna! :))
Tyler Resty commented on May 1, 2012 1:17pm
I want shorts made out of this pattern!
Deepti Munshaw commented on May 1, 2012 1:27pm
hehe... thanks so much, Tyler! I wish someone can make you shorts out of this! I'll put this on spoonflower... don't really know how to do it but will try... :))
Shawn King commented on May 1, 2012 1:49pm
I love this work, Deepti, and especially enjoy your description of the process! :)
Chernobylbob commented on May 1, 2012 2:29pm
Nice. I like the blur...
Esther Moliné commented on May 1, 2012 3:01pm
great pattern!
Deepti Munshaw commented on May 1, 2012 3:02pm
Thanks so much Shawn & Chernobyl! :)
I'm so happy you enjoyed the description, Shawn! :))
Chernobyl, there's actually no blur, just very sharp & thin zig-zag edges that give the illusion of blur in small size.... in actual size you can see the edges! In small prints I believe it will appear as a blur! :))
Deepti Munshaw commented on May 1, 2012 3:02pm
Thank you so much, Esther! :)
Carina Povarchik commented on May 1, 2012 3:07pm
nice pattern!!!!! :D :)
Deepti Munshaw commented on May 1, 2012 3:07pm
Thanks so much, Carina! :))
Garima Dhawan commented on May 1, 2012 3:21pm
very cool Deepti!
Deepti Munshaw commented on May 1, 2012 3:35pm
Thank you so much, Garima! :))
inourgardentoo commented on May 1, 2012 5:45pm
Lovely! And thanks so much for the explanation!! : )
Bob Orsillo commented on May 1, 2012 6:51pm
Thanks for the description, fascinating processes. Cool design
Olivia Joy StClaire commented on May 1, 2012 7:39pm
nice!
Lisa Argyropoulos commented on May 1, 2012 10:43pm
Such a wonderful pattern!!
Deepti Munshaw commented on May 1, 2012 10:47pm
Thanks so much inourgardentoo, Bob, Joy, & Lisa!! :))
Christine Hall commented on May 2, 2012 1:29pm
Great color combination!
Beverly LeFevre commented on May 2, 2012 1:46pm
beautiful design
Deepti Munshaw commented on May 2, 2012 1:50pm
Thanks so much, Christine & Beverly! :))
Wayne Edson Bryan commented on May 4, 2012 9:41pm
With the desire to send more customers to your S6 store, I've posted this image at: http://pinterest.com/pixel404/s6-random-favorites/ Here's another link that might be of interest: http://blog.shareaholic.com/2012/01/p...l-traffic/ The data in the shareaholic article is from January... Pinterest has grown considerably since then! Cheers!
Deepti Munshaw commented on May 4, 2012 11:02pm
sooooooooo nice of you, Wayne!! Thank you so much!! :))))
Laura Ruth commented on May 4, 2012 11:42pm
awesome pattern design work, Deepti!
Deepti Munshaw commented on May 4, 2012 11:49pm
Thank you so much, Laura!! :))
allan redd commented on May 5, 2012 10:29am
this is perfect. great!!!
Deepti Munshaw commented on May 5, 2012 8:41pm
Thanks so much Allan! :))
Valerie Anne Kelly commented on May 12, 2012 11:11am
Great design sweetheART a 5 ***** fave ;~} Valz
Deepti Munshaw commented on May 14, 2012 11:25am
Thanks so much, Valerie! :)
Angelo Cerantola commented on May 14, 2012 12:01pm
Lovely pattern, very hypnotic!
Sharon Johnstone commented on May 15, 2012 2:48pm
Stunning work Deepti!!
I am mof commented on May 15, 2012 2:53pm
nice pattern Deepti.
Deepti Munshaw commented on May 16, 2012 10:28am
Thank you so much, mof! :))
Deepti Munshaw commented on May 16, 2012 10:28am
Thanks so much, Angelo & Sharon!! :))
Luis Pinto commented on May 18, 2012 8:43pm
Uau! Love it! Carpe Diem
Deepti Munshaw commented on May 18, 2012 9:33pm
Thank you so much, Luis! Carpe Diem! :))
Beth - Paper Angels Photograph… commented on May 21, 2012 8:04am
Fantastic design!! Love it on the phone.
Deepti Munshaw commented on May 23, 2012 11:32pm
Thank you so much, Beth! :)
Ally Coxon commented on June 27, 2012 10:04am
Pretty design and colours deepti
Deepti Munshaw commented on June 28, 2012 12:50pm
Thanks so much Ally! :)
Patricia Howitt commented on July 18, 2012 12:48pm
Wow Deepti - thank you for the explanation about this - I had no idea there was such intricate patterning made in this way. I've learned something - great image too!!
Deepti Munshaw commented on July 18, 2012 1:05pm
Thanks again, Patricia! Yes it's a very intricate process, giving it it's uniqueness in appearance! And it look so beautiful in pure silk! :))
RDelean commented on August 14, 2012 11:49am
Wow, what a pattern Deepti. I swear it's moving and looks electric! Amazing!
Deepti Munshaw commented on August 18, 2012 9:56pm
Thank you so much, Robin! :))
Fimbis commented on September 3, 2012 4:58am
Awesome!
Deepti Munshaw commented on September 4, 2012 1:18pm
Thank you, Fimbis! :)
Catspaws commented on September 4, 2012 1:46pm
lucky 100th -a great design
Deepti Munshaw commented on September 6, 2012 9:42pm
Definitely lucky 100th! Thank you so much, catspaw!! :D
pixel404 commented on November 29, 2012 6:59am
Thank you for your phenomenal support! 🏆
masum121 commented on December 9, 2012 4:53am
Would make a really good Christmas jumper.
Deepti Munshaw commented on December 9, 2012 11:06am
Thanks so much, pixel404 and masum121!! :))
Alice Gosling commented on January 6, 2013 1:15am
Great colour choice and looks fab on the phone
Laura Graves commented on January 12, 2013 3:16am
Great colours!
Deepti Munshaw commented on January 27, 2013 10:15pm
Thanks so much Alice and Laura!! :))
beart24 commented on February 11, 2013 10:21am
Nice!
Deepti Munshaw commented on February 12, 2013 9:46pm
Thank you so much, beart24!! :))
RichCaspian commented on February 16, 2013 3:45am
very cool design, it plays with the eyes! Love it on the Pillow! : )
Deepti Munshaw commented on February 18, 2013 10:56pm
Thank you so much Rich! :))
SUNLIGHT STUDIOS Monika Strig… commented on February 26, 2013 10:57am
Beautiful! So lovely Deepti!
Deepti Munshaw commented on March 2, 2013 11:50pm
Thank you so much, Monika! :))
terri ioannou commented on April 27, 2013 5:05am
love the pillow!
Deepti Munshaw commented on April 28, 2013 11:13pm
Thanks so much, Terri!! :)
Peter Gross commented on May 17, 2013 12:57pm
Beautiful work!
Deepti Munshaw commented on May 17, 2013 11:17pm
Thank you so much Peter! :))
Lulla commented on May 29, 2013 11:43pm
Awesome! :D
Deepti Munshaw commented on May 29, 2013 11:48pm
Thank you so much Lulla!! :D
Cordula Schaefer commented on October 31, 2013 4:37pm
Beautiful design Deepti!
Deepti Munshaw commented on November 8, 2013 6:57pm
Thank you so much, Cordula!! :))