Ikats achieve "clouded" patterns by tie-dyeing warp threads weaving the cloth. The Colonial Willimsburg collection owns examples of Eastern ikats as well as European interpretations of the technique. In 1760's Williamsburg, Virginia, a fashionable purveyor of fine imported fabrics from England and India called it Tarpley. Thompson & Co., advertised the sale of "printed linens".
The Wood Serving Trays are available in three finishes; black, white and mahogany. The base of each tray is printed on a hardboard material with three layers of protective coating. A soft cork backing protects table surfaces from scratches. Trays measure 16.75 inches x 12.625 inches x 2.25 inches deep.