Uzbekistan, Bibi Hanum, Grey A-Line Ikat Dress with Decorated Sleeve
This beautiful Ikat dress features long dolman sleeves with sheer raw silk and handmade Ikat balls decorated along the sheer fabric.
Round neckline. Long sleeves.
Approximate length: 37” / 93 cm
Fabric: 70% silk / 30% cotton – hand-woven, tie-dyed ikat fabric
Hand wash with cold water with shampoo. Dispatch time is approximately 2-3 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.