Uzbekistan, Bibi Hanum, Patterned Maxi Ikat Kaftan
This luxury kaftan is made of one of our newest ikat fabrics. The kaftan is finished with piping along the mandarin collar, front and the sleeve hems. The kaftan’s hem is finished with contrasty solid fabric. This princess shaped kaftan has extra flared ikat fabric below the waistline. Fabric: 80% silk / 20% cotton
Care: Dry clean or hand-wash cold. Approximate 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.