Padded Ikat Jacket

CAD 715.00 CAD 280.00
Indigo
Size: L

Our jacket is crafted from ikat created through both the warp and weft being carefully hand-dyed before they are woven, resulting in an artistic checked pattern. Shaped with a stand collar and filled with recycled polyester wadding, then finished with a cotton gauze lining.

The weavers work under master artisan Bikshapati Kolaan in the village of Yellanki in Andhra Pradesh. He has been weaving for over 40 years, following the path of his father. The cotton yarns are carefully bound and dyed to create the pattern, then handwoven to create a soft fabric.

Checked ikat. Hand-dyed. Handwoven. Easy shape. Stand collar. Side welt pockets. Mid-hip length. Recycled polyester wadding. Cotton gauze lining. Corozo buttons.

Details

Machine wash 30ºC.
Made in India.

Size & Fit

Oversized. Length: Low hip. Sleeves: Full length.
Front length from side neck point for size M is 71.5cm.
Studio model Nino is 6ft 1in/186cm tall and wears a size M.

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Handwoven Ikat | The Process

To create the ikat fabric used in this piece, weavers work under master artisan Bikshapati Kolaan in the village of Yellanki in Andhra Pradesh, south-east India. Following the path of his father, he has been weaving for over 40 years and now passes down his expertise to his son. As the owner of GO Sujathaa Handlooms (formerly Shri Surya Handlooms), Bikshapati trains local people in the art of handweaving. He has been creating ikat fabrics for TOAST alongside them since 2019.  

The cotton yarns are carefully bound together before being dipped in dye – the areas which are tightly wrapped are protected from the colour, creating unique patterns. Then, the dyed yarn is woven on traditional handlooms. This process puts less pressure on the fibres than mechanised processes, resulting in a soft fabric.