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On the “Roof of the World” over Ikat

From New York Spaces September 2011

Designer Sara Baldwin has reinterpreted the ancient Ikat design in the Ikat Collection for New Ravenna Mosaics. Reflecting Baldwin’s signature style, brilliant colors are combined with the texture of the jewel glass mosaics to create a seamless repeat pattern for interior vertical surfaces. The Ikat Collection contains three Ikat patterns, Loom, Weft and Pamir, each represented in five distinct colorways.

Weft, named for the horizontal threads in Ikat fabric, is a subtle palette of Quartz and Labradorite glass inspired by Uzbekistani leaf patterns. Loom in Quartz, Aquamarine, Tanzanite, and Turquoise glass celebrates the vibrant color and geometric designs found in contemporary Ikat textiles. Pamir,  in three colorways is a graphic symbol of the Pamir mountain range in Central Asia. The zigzag design is reminiscent of the steep peaks of this high mountain range, called since Victorian times the “Roof of the World.”

Pamir glass in Quartz, Iolite, and Lapis Lazuli jewel glass (New Ravenna Mosaics 2011)

 

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