Category Archives: ikat fabric

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 […]

What symbols are hidden in suzani?

suzani

An ancient tradition says: so that the weddings in the house do not end, so that the daughter is healthy, so that the joy is not interrupted – leave a small pattern on your suzani unfinished. As you already understood, suzani is not just a special part of Uzbek culture and art; this is an […]

A true history of blue indigo ikat

Technique of making ikat is by nature conservative. A production process is difficult to change; habits must be broken and many adjustments made. The easiest way of lowering the cost of a fabric was by varying the number of dye baths to which it was subject. The introduction of chemical dyes resulted in a dramatic […]

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 […]

Historical view on ikat creation

Historical view on ikat creation

If anyone is lucky enough to be in Central Asia once, he or she will forever remember fabrics with surprisingly bright, rainbow transitions. Hundreds of fabrics have been excavated in Central Asia since the late nineteenth century. Fabrics of Chinese, Iranian and Central Asian manufacture from the great period of the Silk Road, the first […]

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 […]