A statement dress that transcends seasons and trends. The featured Ikat weave is developed in and exclusive to The Summer House.It features an A-line dress with bounteous flare, sharp V-neck, contrast inner hem, bold tail hem, comfortable elbow-length sleeves & inseam pockets. Slight irregularities in weave speak to the hand processes involved.
Ikat is a method for colouring fabric in patterns by resist dyeing. The pattern is not applied to the surface of a finished fabric, nor is it woven into the fabric structurally. Instead, parts of the yarns for the warp and/or weft are protected with a resist before dyeing to create an unmistakable and instantly recognisable feathering weave on the loom. Ikat is laborious and difficult work mastered by artisans over decades of practice. Handwoven ikat is one of the most valuable weaving techniques in the world.