This authentic ikat fabric is woven in India, and is created through a tie-dye process that involves tying the warp yarns and dying them in successive shades. Hand weaving the resulting multihued warp creates a softly patterned, artisanal fabric. This classic flame stitch design features a versatile medium scale in a light weight of cotton that makes the perfect lampshades. This is a hand dyed and handwoven ikat fabric. Variations in color and pattern are part of its inherent beauty and should not be considered defects.