I absolutely love ethnic inspired textiles, particularly prints and patterns that are emblematic of Central Asian countries like India, Turkey, Uzbekistan, etc. I especially have a thing for Indian paisleys and florals. Here are some of my favorites:
Indian Pear, Robert Kime
Rajmata, Peter Dunham
Kashmir Paisley, Peter Dunham
Samarkand, Peter Dunham
Dotted Leaf, Suzanne Rheinstein/Hollyhock for Lee Jofa
Indian Flower, Michael S. Smith/Jasper
Indian Flower, Michael S. Smith/ Jasper
Mimosa Vine, Carolina Irving Textiles
Desert Rose, Carolina Irving Textiles
Jaipur, Peter Fasano
And despite the common feeling that ikats are overused, I still love them. The one above is Bravado Ikat from Thibaut’s Tea House collection and it’s one of my favorite ikat fabrics. Here it is in context:
Bravado Ikat in black, Thibaut
I still think suzani prints are fabulous too. This one from Donghia is also a favorite and comes in four colorways.
Here’s a closer look.