Category Archives: Travel

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 […]

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 […]