Uzbekistan, Bibi Hanum, Red Bushra One-of-a-kind Suzani Ikat Kaftan
This maxi ikat kaftan is yet another glamorous outfit with its beautiful suzani embroidery that are carefully embroidered by women artisans. The embroidery features traditional pepper and sun design along the front and the waistline. The bottom part is combined with two different kinds of matching ikat fabrics. Kaftan’s cut is fitted with several pleats in front and the back. Each pleat in front has several tassels. You can tie the front with a tassel or leave it open. You can wear it over a simple top with classic slim pants or any matching simple dress.
Fabric: 80% silk / 20% hand-woven ikat.
Care: dry cleanApproximate dispatch time 4-8 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.