In Central Asia, decorative weaving and textiles have existed since the 4th-5th centuries ВС. Uzbekistan is particularly noted for its ikat fabric. Ikat is a word of Indonesian origin, which refers to fabric that is patterned by binding the warp threads to resist dye before weaving. Many ancient legends surround the production of ikat in Central Asia. One legend states that in days of old one of the famous regional khans had a very beautiful daughter. The local weaver fell in love with the khan's daughter but was told the daughter was betrothed to someone else. The weaver was so upset and beseeched the khan to change his mind about him marrying the khan's daughter. The khan told the weaver that if he could come-up with a special cloth to match those imported from China and India, the khan would reconsider giving the weaver his daughter's hand in marriage. The weaver was upset at the khan's teasing and spent the night by the side of a small lake crying. While spending the night in the open and on the shore of the lake the weaver couldn't help but notice how the full moon on the calm waters created a blurred reflection of the trees, fruit and other items along the shore. While sitting there ing the changing shapes reflect themselves off of the water, the weaver saw the design of a special cloth he could create from the reflections. The next day the weaver worked all day dyeing and weaving until he created a representation of the reflections seen in the water. The cloth was presented to the khan, who liked it so much that he allowed his beautiful daughter to marry the weaver. LOT NAME Fabric ORIGIN Margilan, Uzbekistan CIRCA EARLY 1980's MATERIALS real natural silk 100% -ikat, FULLY HANDMADE CONDITION EXCELLENT SIZE 32 x 59 in/81 x 150 cm Thank you !!!
UZBEK VINTAGE BEAUTIFUL HANDMADE NATURAL SILK IKAT FABRIC A11148 AM-A3790896