The creation of ikat in Indonesia

Not many people know the origin of Indonesian ikat, and today we will tell you about this laborious process. Indonesia is the city of batik and ikat, the most beautiful handmade ethnic fabrics. This fabric is created on the island of Bali, this place is also called the “Island of the Gods”. In Bali, the […]

Hand woven ikat vs printed ikat fabric

According to the production technology, ikat can be handmade and printed. Before the advent of ikat printing technology, only handmade ikat existed, and its creation is a rather laborious task. First, we want to tell you a little about natural fabrics, which even in our speedy time some more craftsmen weave in hand from cotton […]

Ikat – a new trend in interior design, born in the East

The traditional oriental ornament ikat today is at the height of fashion. The production of silk fabric with a pattern reminiscent of a rainbow reflection that trembles in a ripple of water begins with silkworm caterpillars. In the spring, these insects are woven into cocoons, and after a few days, these cocoons are removed and […]

Ikat – the perfect fabric for sewing curtains?

Ikat curtains

The decoration of the window for many centuries remains the most important decorative and functional detail in the design of any interior. That is why, choosing the fabric for curtains, it is necessary to take into account many factors. To create an appropriate and attractive image, it is not enough to choose a material of […]

How Indian ikat differs from uzbek ikat?

How Indian ikat differs from uzbek ikat?

There are many examples of uzbek ikat and its features, but do you know anything about Indian ikat? Ikat is one of the oldest known patterned textiles in the world, with a history that spans across multiple cultures and is known to have existed in India since the 6th Century. Traditionally, Ikat was a symbol […]

New collection of Moroccan Brass lanterns now at Alesouk

Gorgeous Moroccan Lantern

Moroccan style in the interior is a completely unique symbiosis of Arabic motifs with characteristic elements of the culture of other ethnic groups. Its indispensable feature is specific lighting, which, for the most part, sets the mysterious alluring atmosphere of the east. The elements of lighting, due to which this effect is achieved all over […]

Why Uzbek ikats are so narrow?

Why Uzbek ikats are so narrow?

One of the main questions that interests most people is a narrow width of Uzbek Ikats. There is a story of how in the Soviet days, when there was no such thing as a private business, the production of ikat textiles was in the hands of the government and the production was industrialized in a […]

How to wash ikat fabric

How to wash ikat fabric

Today, one of the most popular fabrics that went down in history and continue to conquer the hearts of millions of people – ikat, deserves the best attention and of course care. So, in this article we will talk about how to care for this fabric and in what conditions it is necessary to be […]

Top 20 ikat décor images

Top 20 ikat décor images

Ikat in the modern world is not only a fabric made by a special technology, but also a masterpiece that has gone down in the history of many designers and connoisseurs of art. Being initially only a fabric for sewing various kinds of clothing, today ikat has greatly expanded the boundaries of usage. For example, […]

Cotton weaving vs silk ikat weaves

Cotton weaving vs silk ikat weaves

The weaving of cotton cloth was the most common domestic handicraft of the oasis towns and villages until the nineteenth century. Almost every household possessed a loom for the manufacture of cotton cloth for the making of garments, turbans and girdles, as well as coarse calico for the family’s use and for sale in the […]

Suzani for home décor and upholstery

Suzani for home décor

A person of Western lifestyle cannot stop wondering when he first comes to a traditional Uzbek house. And first of all, to the almost complete absence of furniture. A patterned carpet or nap carpet on the floor, kurpacha blankets and pillows folded in niches, a wrought-iron chest and a low table han-takhta make up almost […]

Ikat – as a modern trend

Khan-atlas, adras, suzane, bakhmal, ikat won the hearts and settled in the wardrobes of far from not only Uzbek girls, but also world-famous fashionists. Perhaps the most popular in the fashion industry have earned the traditional Uzbek fabrics made by ikat technology. Traditional ikat is the most complex and entirely manual technic of weaving. Ikat […]