Ikat. 37 steps of history. 

The technique of making Ikat originated a long time ago in Southeast Asia, South America and West Africa. Making Ikat was a complicated process that involved 37 steps and the work of many artisans. That is why, it has always been a supreme expression of the designer’s art and dyers' skills, as well as a gift of significance and prestige.

In Ikat the resist is formed by binding individual yarns with a tight wrapping applied in the desired pattern. The yarns are then dyed. This process may be repeated multiple times to produce elaborate, multicoloured patterns. When the dyeing is finished all the bindings are removed and the yarns are woven into cloth. 

Different regions of Uzbekistan are characterised by traditional color and characteristic color combinations. Colourful fabrics consist mainly of seven colours: yellow, burgundy, green, black, blue, pink, purple. 

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