Uzbekistan, Bibi Hanum, Red Ikat Kaftan Dress with Fringed Belt
This kaftan dress features mandarin collar with snap front closure. The long sleeves can be rolled up. The dress comes with a 3 meter long belt with hand-made fringes. The dress has side pockets. You can wear the dress without the belt. It works as abaya without the belt.
Fabric: 80% silk / 20% cotton hand-woven ikat
Dry clean or hand-wash cold. Dispatch time 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.