Category Archives: Fashion

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 […]

What is the uniqueness of ikat fabric?

Ikat is not only the name of a fabric with blurry patterns. This is the name of the weaving technique itself, in which bunches of silk threads are painted according to the master’s idea and put into a pattern. That is why the contours of the ornaments are not clear, but slightly blurred. Patterns can […]

Giant suzane

Giant suzane

Giant suzane One of the most extraordinary and historically rich oriental products is suzane, that is, an embroidered decorative panel of white (less often colored) cotton fabric or silk, common among the peoples of Tajikistan and Uzbekistan as an element of interior decoration. From farsi “Suzan” is translated as “needle”, “needle”. The characteristic patterns of […]

The content of hand woven Ikat fabric

Ikat making refers to the tie-dyeing method which gives the textiles their unique vibrancy of colour and design. Ikat is an ancient technique, a method of wrapping yarns to form areas of resist, and then dyeing these sections of yarn before the weaving of a cloth begins. Ikat making is well known in many parts […]

The meaning of Ikat patterns

The extraordinarily light and brilliant ikat fabrics carry a weighty burden. Their complex motifs are drawn from a vast repertory of Central Asian pattern, their dynamic lines and rich handling of color are founded in Central Asia’s lengthy and vital artistic tradition. Islamic artists made a conscious effort to describe the pattern of the universe […]

What is silk excelsior?

What is silk excelsior?

Among all kinds of natural fabrics, excelsior silk has special tenderness and noble elegance. Practically weightless, emitting light pearlescent sheen, comparable to pearls, this material is truly luxurious. Natural silk has many varieties. Excelsior is the most delicate and thin among the representatives of fabrics made from natural silk of the kind of hobotai and […]