Handwoven Silk Velvet Ikat Fabric-Bold Tribal Pattern
This dramatic hand-woven silk velvet ikat fabric, featuring traditional tribal patterns and colors from the award-winning Craft Development Center of Uzbekistan, is the perfect accent for textile designers with an eye for the truly unique. This hand-woven, hand-dyed velvet is woven using a double warp system that requires a narrow 14″ wide loom.
This dramatic hand-woven silk velvet ikat fabric, featuring traditional tribal patterns and colors from the award-winning Craft Development Center of Uzbekistan, is the perfect accent for textile designers with an eye for the truly unique. This rare hand-woven, hand-dyed velvet is woven using a double warp system that requires a narrow 14″ wide loom. Priced by the yard, only 2 yards of this amazing fabric are available. The artists of the Crafts Development Center, headed by fifth generation master weaver Rasuljon Mirzaahmedov, use silk and cotton, all produced in Uzbekistan, to make ikat fabrics, pillows and other home décor items, clothing, bags and other accessories. Ikat weaving is a very time-consuming and complex process: raw silk goes through 37 steps, including many dyeings, to complete a single piece. Our hands touch up to 4,000 strands of silk during the process, Rasuljon says. Traditionally, men warp and dye the silk, and women complete the weaving.
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