In Uzbek, the term used for ikat is abrbandi; literally `to tie a cloud.' According to legend, the first ikat artisan drew inspiration to weave a shimmering, patterned cloth from seeing clouds reflected in a pool of water. The special process used to create this velvet results in a plush and textured fabric.
With a network of artisans around the world, L’Aviva Home creates globally inspired home accents that resonate with the spirit of time-honored creative traditions. From remote Bolivian villages to weathered workshops in Central Asia, these collaborations produce a bold collection of pieces that unveil their stories in texture and pattern. “The things we surround ourselves with should possess a soul and a history,” says founder Laura Aviva, a former creative director for Travel + Leisure. “They should inspire us to connect to the world.”