UZBEK HANDCRAFTED WOVEN SILK-COTTON IKAT ADRAS FABRIC
ikat (cloud) adras (blend of silk & cotton) fabric
Of all the textile arts of Central Asia it is the ikats that you will probably find the most exciting. The brilliance in color and extraordinary pattern designs are reminiscent of modern painting. Many of the motifs used originated from flowers, fruits, animals, household items and images that are in people's daily lives. The single feature shared by all of these extraordinary pattern textiles is the dyeing process which is undertaken before the individual elements are arranged upon the loom. All ikat cloths have either their warps, wefts or, in rare cases, both warps and wefts dyed only in selective areas and only before those threads have been placed upon the loom. The process of preventing the dyes from penetrating the entire warp or weft is known as 'reserving' or 'resist dyeing' and produces the essential characteristics of ikat cloth. At the points where the reserved areas meet the dyed sections, carefully controlled amounts of color merge with one another randomly creating subtle, slightly blurred patterns. The dyeing technique ensures that each 'cloud' is unique; each nebulous area of conjunction differs slightly from the others, and it is this aesthetic quality which suggests an analogy with clouds.
The item is Uzbek silk-cotton ikat-adras hand woven fabric. The pattern of the silk-cotton fabric is very old. The ikat originates from Margilan. The fabric is brilliant, bright and beautiful. Great item to touch the real handcrafted textile!!!
Measurements: 2 yard / 1.82 m
Please, note that our fabrics are homemade and handcrafted. Therefore there may be some defects: loose threads, kinks, small holes and etc. on it.