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Ikat is an ancient weaving technique used for centuries in South America and Southeast Asia to create rugs and textiles with a graphic tie-dye effect, and the distinctive look is now a trend in clothing and home accents. Susan Connor, a former graphic designer, launched her stationary line Susyjack five years ago with a plan to create paper products that would feel modern and timeless. "At the time there was a lot of cute stuff in the paper category and a lot of frilly-dilly stuff that looked a little quaint, a little grandma," she remembers. Connor currently produces notebooks and pencil cases using an ikat print in blue, as well as other patterns in shades of yellow, coral, and grey. “I think what’s attractive is that they are traditional, but with a bohemian edge," says Connor of the design's popularity. "In addition, many people are traveling more, and want to bring those experiences home with them.” Here, more ways to incorporate ikat at home.