Shawl collar Silk Ikat Jacket "Sunny October Day"
Long jacket with a collar from handwoven silk and cotton Uzbek fabrics ikat. 70% silk and 30% cotton. No pockets. Dry clean only. Ikat is a dying 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. Uzbekistan has a long history of producing high quality textiles. Its history goes back to the Silk Road. Traditionally ikat weaving started in Bukhara region. Many years later, the center of ikat weaving switched to Ferghana Valley with master artisans coming from Bukhara and teaching the craft to the next generation of artisans.