Uzbekistan Coat 6
This topper-style jacket is 100% unlined cotton, has bracelet-length sleeves, and fits up to a size 12, 38 inch length. No pockets or closures. Trimmed in traditional Uzbeki ribbon. Hand wash only.
These handmade coats have traveled all the way from Uzbekistan and are crafted from Ikat cotton textiles.
Ikat textiles are formed by binding individual dyed yarns with a tight wrapping applied in the desired pattern. The bindings and yarns are altered and dyed repeatedly to produce the elaborate, multicolored patterns. When the dyeing is finished, all of the bindings are removed and the yarns are woven into cloth. In other resist-dyeing techniques such as tie-dye and batik the resist is applied to the woven cloth, whereas in ikat, the resist is applied to the yarns before they are woven into cloth. Since the surface design is created in the yarn rather than on the finished cloth, both sides of the fabric become patterned
A characteristic of ikat textiles is an apparent "blurriness" to the design. The blurriness is a result of weavers tediously lining up the yarns so the pattern will come out perfectly in the finished cloth.