Uzbekistan, Bibi Hanum, Multicolored Shawl Collar Ikat Jacket
This long shawl collar jacket has slight A-line shape with roll-up sleeves. The jacket is line with striped cotton fabric. Side pockets. Approximate length: 85 cm / 33.5″
Fabric: Ikat 80% silk and 20% cotton, hand-woven, tie-dyed ikat fabric. Care: Dry clean or hand-wash with shampoo. 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.