Monday, May 28, 2012

Giveaway from IKATSUZANI

I'm so excited about today's silk Ikat pillow giveaway from IKATSUZANI. In the IKATSUZANI shop you can find unusually bright and rich textiles of Uzbekistan which were hand crafted by the local artisans. The shop specializes in modern and vintage suzani and ikat and in home d├ęcor products using both modern and vintage upcycled fabrics and embroideries. The products are all hand made in Uzbekistan and all the fabric are handpicked across the country. These means that each piece has had a lot of love and care go into its design and each is very unique - just like the hand-woven, silk Ikat pillow case IKATSUZAI is giving away below.

Hand Woven Silk Ikat Lumbar Pillow Case - 22 X 16 inches



SUZANI
The suzani is a typical embroidered textile of Central Asia. High culture of ornamental art, color flair, precise rules of forms and color combinations, fine skills of embroidery as well as great sense of lines and proportions – all these enable Uzbek artisans to create embroidery of high artistic value. Suzanis differ a lot depending on the locality in which they are produced. In the IKATUSUZANI shop you can find and collect suzanis from different regions of Uzbekistan – Bukhara, Samarkand, Tashkent etc. You can also find suzanis with different base fabrics – velvet, silk, cotton and satin. What unites them is that most of them are embroidered with a home spun silk thread, in some cases hand dyed.



IKAT
In the IKATSUZANI shop you can also find products made with hand woven and hand dyed ikat fabrics. Bold aesthetics, vivid and unexpected color combinations, abstract patterns and amazing silky textures characterize ikat. Many ornamental designs of ikat still harbor the carry-overs of ancient beliefs and are thought to have powers of a talisman. Among various ikat patterns you can see the stylized elements of certain birds and animals, trees and flowers, fruits and seeds, sun and moon - which were endowed with sacred power. Ikat weaving is still a major source of sustainable income for many local artisans. Keep in mind that IKATSUZANI also does custom orders.




THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED - THANK YOU

To enter this giveaway, please visit the IKATSUZANI shop. Then come back here and share with us your favorite item by leaving a comment below.


Bonus Entries:
1) You can enter again by becoming a follower of La Maison Boheme - see the sidebar on the right,  2) Become a Facebook friend or  3) Tweet / post about this giveaway.


Please leave a separate comment for each entry. Also remember that I must have a way of contacting you, so please leave a contact email if need be. The giveaway ends on Friday night, June 8th, at midnight EST and the winner chosen randomly using random.com. The winner will be announced on Saturday morning, June 9th. Good luck everyone! Let's look at that gorgeous pillow you're going to win just one more time:


Hand Woven Silk Ikat Lumbar Pillow Case - 22 X 16 inches




81 comments:

Athena R said...

I really like the Handwoven Cotton Ikat Pillow Cover (16'' x 16'') Ochra Navy Blue Grey.

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Athena said...

I'm a follower via GFC.

cereza25 at yahoo dot com

Athena said...

I'm a FB fan.
cereza25 at yahoo dot com

Athena said...

Tweeted: https://twitter.com/GoddessFoodie/status/207122485152464898

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Anonymous said...

Coral Vintage Silk Baysun Suzani

Priscillalynch310@gmail.com
thanks!

anita said...

love it all, sarah!
really loving Large Emerald Green Silk Hand Woven Ikat Scarf / Shawl / Table Runner with Fringe....

great giveaway!

katandcompany.net said...

I like the Lime Green Dots Pillow Cover.

katandcompany.net said...

I am a follower of La Maison Boheme.

katandcompany.net said...

I am a friend on Facebook.

katandcompany.net said...

And I tweeted about the giveaway. I've been looking for a silk pillowcase. I hear they're great for your hair and skin.

white collar | green soul said...

I love the set of 2 Light Brown Silk Handwoven Ikat Pillow Covers.

I also love the Moroccan Style pillow cover but I have a feeling Hubs would say that's too 'girly'! Bummber.

- agata.

white collar | green soul said...

Already following :)
- agata

white collar | green soul said...

Already befriended! (It's how I saw the contest, actually)

tammy said...

Pair of Pure Silk Vintage Ikat Pillow Cases (Lumbar) Hot Pink Purple Gold Teal
Love that one!!!

tammy said...

Already a friend :)

tammy said...

Love your blog.. Already a follower ..

Lauren said...

I need some ikat inmy life!

Clau Positive said...

Amazing!!

Robin said...

Tell you my favorite? I'm allowed only one? I wish I had 4 couches so I could get all the pillows that struck my fancy. However, the reversible cross-body bag is really gorgeous!

Robin said...

Oh, and I tweeted too! https://twitter.com/abirdinthehand/status/207329029894832128

my email is robin dot birdinthehand at gmail

Anu@My Dream Canvas said...

I am following you. Love your blog. I really like the Handwoven Cotton Ikat Pillow Cover (16'' x 16'') Ochra Navy Blue Grey.

Anu@My Dream Canvas said...

I am a friend on Facebook.

Bella said...

Beautiful. I love the Antique Mint Green Hand Embroidered Pure Silk Suzani from the shop.

Loretta Fontaine (APPLESandRUBIES) said...

Sarah- I really love all the Pure Silk Vintage Ikat Pillow Cases - cannot choose!

What a great site to visit!

Loretta

Loretta Fontaine (APPLESandRUBIES) said...

...I am also a follower of this blog

Loretta

Loretta Fontaine (APPLESandRUBIES) said...

...and a follower on Facebook!

Loretta

Loretta Fontaine (APPLESandRUBIES) said...

...and tweeted on the giveaway, too!

Loretta

Anonymous said...

Fav= Hand Woven Light Brown Beige and Cream Silk Ikat Pillow Case with Natural Linen Backing (Lumbar)
Lovely cushions!!
:) i love Ikat

katelouisecox@gmail.com

alex hunt said...

I love the Vintage Light Brown Velvet Suzani Panel... but only marginally more than everything else in their shop!!

Emily said...

I've wanted a real suzani for so long and love this one:
http://www.etsy.com/listing/91189149/vintage-baysun-suzani-eclectic-table-bed
I am already a blog follower, and I just added this shop to my favorites.
Hope I win.
Thanks Sarah!

Rachel Anderson said...

Oh I am loving the mint green bed cover...of course I want the most expensive thing there! Please enter me in the drawing AND I became a member today!! (although I've been following you for a long time already)

Cranesong said...

Pomegranate Suzani Style Pillow Cover is gorgeous!

Cranesong said...

I'm now following you via google.

Cranesong said...

Liked you on Facebook too! Huzzah!

Miss Ripley said...

Thank you for the lovely contest. These fabrics are gorgeous!

Karri said...

What a fun giveaway! I *love* this - "Antique Mint Green Hand Embroidered Pure Silk Suzani"

Karri said...

I'm a MB follower!

Karri said...

I follow you on FB as well. :)

Leah said...

i love the 1970s vintage pure silk ikats so much!

Leah said...

i follow MB!

Bonjour Matey! said...

I just found your blog and I LOVE IT. What beautiful photos and inspiration you find! Thank you for maintaing this great website.

My favorite item from the IKATSUZANI Etsy shop is the Hand Woven Silk Ikat Lumbar Pillow Case with linen backing, Grey Mustard Yellow Turquoise Beige.

eatyertaters at gmail dot com

virginia said...

Love Handwoven Cotton Ikat Pillow Cover (16'' x 16'') Missoni Style, Blue Grey Gream.

vnwyatt@gmail.com

virginia said...

And I follow MB!

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Megan said...

Ooooh great giveaway! I'd love either the pastel colored silk suzani from Bukhara or the silk Turkoman floral pillow! My husband and I are about to move so of course I have redecorating on the brain...

Megan
www.thenolaruth.com

Danielle said...

What a neat shop! I thought I loved the long pink pillow covers the best... until I saw that emerald green scarf. Now I am not sure which is better!

I am at dl and then my last name which is vance and then the domain is @gmail.com.

Wendy said...

I love the emerald green silk scarf, but my favorite pillow is the one in the giveaway. Just love that color combo!
wendywleonardo@gmail.com

Once Upon A Tea Time said...

Already a follower!

Once Upon A Tea Time said...

Liked on Facebook!

Once Upon A Tea Time said...

Shared/Posted on my the Once Upon A Tea Time FB page!

Brenda said...

Love Love Love! Now a FB friend ;)

brmanley5@gmail.com

Danielle {freshquince} said...

I love it all, especially the vintage black suzani! So happy you've shared this... great shop!

Danielle {freshquince} said...

I'm a dedicated follower already!!!

Danielle {freshquince} said...

And a huge fan on fb too!!

liana said...

I LOVED the Large Poppy Red Tie Dyed Pure Silk Sheer Scarf / Shawl / Table Runner / Wall Hanging thingy. So many gorgeous things on their etsy store! Thanks for the intro!

liagow9@gmail.com
Also an fb fan
xx

Pete and Joy Neal said...

Ohh... the antique hand embroidered suzani pillow (pink coral mustard yellow) is be-a-utiful!

Love your blog!

joy.marcie@gmail.com

sommerkind said...

My favourite is the Vintage Black Velvet Suzani.

sommerkind said...

I'm a follower.

sommerkind said...

I'm also a fan on facebook.

Rincewind99 said...

I love this bag!!! http://www.etsy.com/listing/98999867/large-ethnic-vintage-suzani-embroidered

I'm a GFC follower: Rincewind99
my mail: rincewind9998@gmail.com

sandyandcosmo said...

My favorite is the Suzani Style Hand Embroidered Pillow Cover.

Anonymous said...

lime green dots pillow cover
gkuroda(at)hawaii.edu

M said...

http://www.etsy.com/listing/95233673/vintage-light-brown-velvet-suzani-panel The embroidery on this is spectacular. Definitely my favorite, although I think it's more efficient for me at this point to just heart the whole store.

M said...

I follow La Maison Boheme on GFC as M.

sharon hutchison said...

I have had my eye on this Long Pink Handwoven Ikat Lumbar Pillow for a few weeks now.
Slowly remodeling.
Sharon Hutchison
shartist@sbcglobal.net

Jacqueline said...

i LOOOVE this one! http://www.etsy.com/listing/99211736/handwoven-cotton-ikat-pillow-cover-16-x
jmmccarr@gmail.com

Jacqueline said...

i already follow via gfc jmmccarr@gmail.com

Emily said...

How beautiful. My favorite is the Silk Handwoven Ikat Pillow Cover, Blue, White, Peacock. Bright blue and white is such a classic, pretty combination.

Thank you!

Anonymous said...

Love this pillow!
http://www.etsy.com/listing/91187403/hand-woven-light-brown-beige-and-cream

Unknown said...

Love this pillow!
http://www.etsy.com/listing/91187403/hand-woven-light-brown-beige-and-cream

Anonymous said...

Large Emerald Green Silk Hand Woven Ikat Scarf / Shawl / Table Runner with Fringe. My favorite colour!!!

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Jeana C said...

These are so gorgeous, wow! I love the Silk Handwoven Ikat Pillow Cover. I also followed via GFC :)

jeanacasady (at) gmail (dot) com

Crystal S. said...

Wow these are gorgeous! My fave is the : Handwoven Cotton Ikat Pillow Cover (16'' x 16'') Missoni Style, Blue Grey Gream
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Crystal S. said...

also a gfc follower as crystal s
sellcrystal2 (at) yahoo dot com

Vicki S said...

I really like the Large Pink Raspberry Tie Dyed Pure Silk Scarf / Shawl

sswpss at yahoo dot com

Tara said...

I love the Lime Green Dots Hand Woven Ikat Pillow Cover
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Tara said...

gfc follower
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Tara said...

tweet
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Tara said...

like you on facebook
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Hani said...

What gorgeous pillows! I love the hand embroidered pillows the most!

Hani said...

I'm also a friend on Facebook, of course!

Erika @ ~TiptoeButterfly~ said...

i'm a follower of course! = *holding my breathe* - this is AMAZING!