“Need To Know About Ikat“
This ikat fabric is an elegant piece of oriental craftsmanship. Most os all it is wonderfully glossy and mild to the tough, that glosses softly in the light. Hence, it has stylish luxurious appareance with its bold tribal pattern. Uzbeks call this fabulous fabric textile as ‘khan atlas’ which literally means “royal silk satin”. In addition, this delicate fashionable fabric yard is pure natural silk and cotton. Silk fabric gives shiny look, while cotton makes the material durable which can serve for a long-period of time. Traditional ikat weaving utilizes no chemical dyes or power looms. That is the reason why the impressiveness and durability of the unstressed fabric is always beyond compare anywhere in the world. Probably, since unique Ikat design is the work of an individual. And he thinks passionately and feelingly about his every choice of colour as well as form in order to create a sympathetic composition. That makes IKAT special.
When you use ikat fabric in your home décor project or fashion design, it’s apparent that you care about luxury craftsmanship. When it comes to use IKAT for home interior, it is not only hint that you highly appreciate handmade art, you are trendy as well. As fashion trends may come and go, but ikat fabrics have always stood the test of time. Handmade by a true master ikat weaver which updates your elegant interior.
Ikat is a fabric manufacturing technique. In Uzbekistan, the fabrics obtained in this way are called abra. Fabrication using ikat technology includes up to forty stages. It all starts with cooking silk pupae in hot water. In this case, the caterpillar must die inside the cocoon. If the silkworm comes out of the cocoon, the thread will be spoiled. Next, they begin to bound bundles of threads for their phased dyeing in certain colors. The peculiarity of the Uzbek ikat is that the pattern is applied only to the warp threads, while the wefts remain monochrome.This is a complex, manual process. Fabrics of the same composition may differ slightly in density of weaving of threads, it depends on the pattern, the thickness of the threads, as well as the individual weaving technique of each weaver.
The uniqueness of the ikat technique does not allow master to create two identical fabrics!
The narrow width of this fabric makes it well-suited for table runners, pillow covers, as well as window treatments, bed scarves, and more. This playful mix of colors will be a fun addition to a range of decorating styles from traditional to modern.
We deliver orders via Uzbekistan Registered Post which takes minimum 21 – 25 business days to reach anywhere in the world. If you are looking for the delivery any sooner, please ask for a priority shipping at an extra cost. Production time is 1-3 business days, not including weekends or holidays.