Uzbekistan, Bibi Hanum, Black, White and Yellow Maxi Ikat Wrap Robe with Sash
This light robe is a luxury outfit to put over a tee and shorts or wear it as a wrap dress. With the beautiful tasseled sash it can be both home outfit or a special occasion outfit. The dress is finished with solid panel along the hemlines. Lined with solid lining fabric. Side pockets.
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.