The iconic Batik, Ikat, and Paisley motifs that pop up in the Threshold Collection from Target create an eclectic and energetic table setting ideal for spontaneous warmer weather get-togethers. We were so inspired by the use of these classic designs that we decided to take a closer look at their origins.
Batik has its roots in ancient Indonesia and is made using wax and dye to create elaborate and colorful cloth designs. The Gold Batik Salad Plate and Blue Flower Appetizer Plate from the Threshold Collection echo this ancient technique in vibrant modern form.
Paisley adds a vegetal note in Threshold pieces such as the Paisley Dip Bowll, Coral Paisley Salad Plate, and Green Melamine Plate. Though the term "Paisley" is actually the name of a Scottish city and textile center that made popular use of the design, this motif originated in ancient Persia.
The Ikat Dinner and Appetizer Plates are inspired by designs found as far back as the 10th Century made with a technique that was similarly used from South America to Japan. Basically, threads which have been tied into bundles are dyed before being woven into fabric. The bound areas of thread resist the dye and, as a result, beautiful designs come to life on the loom as the fabric is woven. The peppy plates in the Threshold Collection elevate a table setting from insipid to inspired in an instant.
Also be sure to provide extra lighting at your spring table, as summer's extended days have not quite yet arrived. Show off the vibrant patterns of your Threshold dinnerware with a pillar candle placed inside a Glass Terrarium. Also, these Multi-Tone Gold Throws placed on each chair before the start of the meal will ensure your guests stay cozy even as the moon rises.