Uzbekistan, Bibi Hanum, Blue Silk Ikat Robe
This light robe is a luxury outfit to put over any outfit be it jeans with t-shirt or long dresses. This robe is perfect to wear when it is slightly chilly. It is made of 100% hand-woven silk shoyi fabric. Tassels in front are additional elements to give it a fancy look. Fully lined. Side pockets. Fabric: 100% hand-woven silk shoyi. Dry clean or hand-wash cold. Note: This robe is unisex and can be worn by men too. Approximate dispatch time 3-4 weeks.
Ikat is a dyeing technique used to pattern textiles that employs resist dyeing on the yarns prior to dyeing and weaving the fabric. There are approximately 32 steps in the production of ikat fabric from processing the silk from cocoons, drawing the patterns, dying the threads and weaving it on the loom. Silk textiles were produced in warp-faced plain weave (shoyi) and in satin weave using four needles. Adras fabrics, bahhmal velvets and satin atlas weaves were decorated with patterns known as abr, meaning cloud in Persian.