Ikat Fabric Curtains
Ikat is one of the most interesting parts of Central Asian Applied Arts. It is also most prestigious and beautiful fabric. Ikat is the ancient Uzbek art of hand-dyeing, then hand-weaving, thread into bright and complex designs. Dyes distilled from natural sources such as walnuts. Indigo are used to hand-dye threads in vivid colors that are then hand-woven to create the ancient motifs and striking designs. Patterns, often, are hallmarks of ancient Uzbek craft. The resulting tightly-woven Uzbek ikat fabric is both durable and remarkably colorfast.
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.
Ikat Fabric Curtains / Ikat Fabric Features
The uniqueness of the ikat technique does not allow master to create two identical fabrics!
We sell fabrics by meter. A meter is equal to 39 inches in length. For example, if you purchase 1 meter of a fabric with a width of 16 inches, you will receive a piece of fabric which is 39 inches long by 16 inches wide.
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.