Moire patterned silk colors and repeating patterns make this ikat-dyed scarf a conversation piece, whether you wear it or use it as an item of interior decor. Each bold motif stripe runs the length of the scarf in shades of grey blue moire patterned silk; with light blue and dark red. The ends are slightly fringed. The scarf has a crisp finish and a good drape.
This handsome silk ikat scarf was handwoven by an Uzbekistan master artisan following traditional techniques of the masters before him.
Ikat is a Malay-Indonesian term for cloth which is patterned by first tying the warp threads in a specific design and then dyeing them before weaving.
In Uzbek, its name abrband means “to tie a cloud”.
Fazlitidin Dadajonov brings ancient textile traditions to the 21st century by creating clothing and accessories using handwoven ikat fabrics, adorned with patterns both painstakingly designed and visually dazzling. He is widely respected for his mastery of the entire silk ikat process, from cocoon to final fabric.
“The clarity, saturation and depth of color in classical ikats are their greatest artistic strengths. The eye is teased, tickled by the sophistication of the composition and the elegance of the forms. Viewers may become lost in an ikat’s intertwining motifs, but it is color that truly entrances them.”—Kate Fitz Gibbon: Steppe Guide: Ikat