Thursday, January 19, 2012


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.

1425 Fourth Street
Berkeley, CA. 94710



Today I'm linking up to

 Potpourri Friday


Olive said...

The Caravan Ikat but it is hard to pick. Thanks so much.

Jane said...

I loved the window fabric Belgian Heart!

Olga said...

Uzbek IKat in brown tones is my favorite for the moment!
I Just developed a new addiction! Thank you for introducing me to this great source!

ArchitectDesign™ said...

Great giveaway -those would look so fabulous on my couch!! I love their metropolis collection - in particular their Linear plaid!

Sarah Greenman said...

Wow. What a collection. I'm definitely a follower here and after visiting their site, I'd say my fave is the Caravan Ikat - the green is BEAUTIFUL!

Sarah Greenman said...

Oh... and my contact info is

lamaisonboheme at gmail dot com

Linda C said...

I love the Paisley Blossom (green/rose). It is veddy English!

Blooming Rose Musings said...

Wow, every fabric is gorgeous. If I HAD to pick it would be either Istanbul in the blue/Turq. or Caravan in the green. However, I loved every single fabric in the Sandscape collection and the Garden collection. I have a feeling everyone's mind would change constantly because each fabric is fabulous. Wonderful post and wonderful giveaway. Each fabric is exquisite and it would be impossible to make up ones mind!!!

wendy wallach said...

follow you on gfc as wendy wallach

I like the print mughal bouquet handprint. Love the colors!

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Karena said...

Terri I also love the Caravan Ikat in Old Blue! Great Giveaway I would love to win these gorgeous pillows!

Art by Karena

Karena said...

Oh and of course I am a follower!

Art by Karena

Mallori said...

What a beautiful collection! I love the Caravan Ikat in Camel.

Chubskulit Rose said...


My PINK is inviting you to come and see. Have a nice weekend!

11momof3 said...

The Caravan Ikat is my favorite. Thank you for introducing this great website!

Nutbird said...

I like the flame ikat. But I am very intrigued with some of the patterns in the photos. Thanks for making us aware of this company

Vickie H. said...

Love the Caravan Ikat in Old Blue! What great fabrics!!! Thank you for hosting!

Vickie H. said...

I am a follower via GFC!

Elisabeth said...

I'm really liking the Chakra Handprint... thanks so much for doing this giveaway!
I'm also following on GFC!

vandango33 at gmail dot com

Elisabeth said...

I posted to my FB:

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Elisabeth said...

I also tweeted:!/egood33/status/161126736153686016

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Kate said...

Caravan! and it'll go great with the new cushions, hope I win! and thanks for posting about this wonderful store/source. I had no idea they were in Berkeley!

Anonymous said...

A lovely givaway ~ enjoyed browsing their website. Not easy, but I picked a favorite. The taupe,rust&coral Bukhara Ikat! Redema Seals

Honey at 2805 said...

Nice giveaway. I like the Caravan Ikat! Thank you for sharing your lovely giveaway at Potpourri Friday!

Honey at 2805 said...

I am a new follower!

Stephanie M said...

Terri . . . Oh so difficult to choose but I think I'll go with the Spiral Branch Print . . . it is so charming on that chair with the pillows! (I am heading over to Laura & Kiran to check out that clearance section! How did I not discover it sooner???)

Amber B (Simple Dwellings) said...

I just visited their site and I follow your blog! They are all so beautiful, but my favorite is Spire Ikat in burgandy and orange. This is an amazing giveaway! Thanks! :)

Amber B (Simple Dwellings) said...

I just mentioned this giveaway on facebook!

Amber B (Simple Dwellings) said...

I just tweeted about this giveaway too! :)

Kathysue said...

The Catalina ticking, I know that is no surprise to you. It would be so perfect on my sofa for the family room. Love love their fabrics so many beautiful classic designs and the colors are beautiful as well.sign me up!!! xo Kathysue

b hart said...

Love allllll the pillows...can't choose, so beautiful!

Unknown said...

I'm your newest follower. Loving the Caravan and Spire.
Thanks for this giveaway. The pillows are stuuning. Ikat is in right now.

Lex said...

Spire Ikat in blue/taupe, fabulous!

Janna McCalley said...

A new browsing through your new to me blog!

Janna McCalley said...

Like the Caravan Ikat, especially the blue.

Unknown said...

Prints. Ajanta Handprint
I am a new follower.
Thank you for entering me.