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3x5 Painted Paisley Rug

I hated paisley when I was little, but I didn't like it on turtlenecks...now, I love it, esp on this rug! I have a rug fetish, I think.

Central Asian Ikats: Visual Gems from the Desert Oasis

Ikat is a style of weaving that uses a resist dyeing process similar to tie-dye on either the warp or weft before the threads are woven to create a pattern or design.

Ainu Robe (chikarkarpe) - They function as protective shield not only from nature and weather but also to prevent evil spirits from entering the body. Originally isolated from the world Ainu wove their cloth from fiber derived of tree bark. Cotton , traded from the Japanese was greatly cherished and used as decorative accents. In the second half of the 19th century as cotton became more available it was more widely used.