New Ravenna Mosaics introduces "Ikat"
Weft, named for the horizontal threads in Ikat fabric, is a subtle palette of quartz and labradorite glass inspired by Uzbekistani leaf patterns. Loom in quartz, aquamarine, tanzanite and turquoise glass celebrates the vibrant color and geometric designs found in contemporary Ikat textiles.
Pamir, in three colorways, is a graphic symbol of the Pamir mountain range in Central Asia. The zigzag design is reminiscent of the steep peaks of this high mountain range, called since Victorian times the "Roof of the World."
Ikat, which comes from the Malay word "mengikat" -- meaning to tie or bind -- is a resist-dyeing process that has been used for centuries in India, Japan and Southeast Asia and South America. The earliest surviving piece of Ikat fabric is from Japan, dating from the first century. The Ikat Collection is available at New Ravenna tile showrooms throughout the U.S. and Canada.