Now that you know how to tell real ikat from printed ikat, I want to introduce you to Laura & Kiran's amazing collection of handcrafted fabrics and give you a glimpse into their retail store which is located in their warehouse in the popular Berkeley Fourth Street shopping district.
Laura & Kiran fabrics are sold through fine fabric stores and designer workrooms across the country but for those of us fortunate to live in the SF Bay Area we are able to visit this textile mecca in person!
For those who are not local, you may call or email Rachel at the Berkeley location and she will be happy to assist you.
The Laura & Kiran Retail Store is both a fabric showroom and a home decor boutique for bedding, pillows, footstools and curtain panels in their fabrics.
They also carry an eclectic collection of Indian textile accessories, as well as place mats, napkins and tablecloths.
Fabrics are available by the yard and prices run between $25 to $50 a yard, plus there is usually a selection of sale fabrics starting at around $12 a yard.
Their cottons, linens and silks run from lightweight sheers to heavyweight twill stripes for upholstery and celebrate the interplay of weave, texture and color for which they are known.
In fact, many companies you are familiar with use Laura & Kiran fabrics such as Crate & Barrel, Ralph Lauren, Ballard Designs and Lee Industries, just to name a few.
This bedroom featured in the October 2011 issue of Coastal Living featured an upholstered bed by Lee Industries with Laura & Kiran fabric.
You can view their fabrics By Collection or
By Pattern on their website.
Now on to the Giveaway!
As new sponsors of La Dolfina, Laura & Kiran would like to offer my readers a chance to win this pair of down filled, 20"x 20" ikat throw pillows.
To win you must:
Be a follower of La Dolfina
Visit Laura & Kiran's website leaving me a comment with the pattern and name of your favorite fabric.
For additional entries, you can post this giveaway on your blog, facebook and twitter.
Winner will be chosen on Friday, January 27th.
LAURA & KIRAN
1425 Fourth Street
Berkeley, CA. 94710
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