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The Chapan or also called Khalat or Don was worn in central Asia by both women and men. The coats were perfect for the region with its hot summers and extremely cold winters. Ikat is a resist-dye weaving process where unwoven threads are tied off and dyed. Before threading the loom, the yarn is separated into long strands and subjected to a process similar to batik: individual or small bundles of unwoven threads are bound tightly in certain places, to prevent dye from adhering to those areas, and then dyed. In Uzbekistan ikat fabrics are called abr, an originally Persian term meaning cloud.
III Quarter 20th century
Outer lining: Faux-Ikat print from Russia
Inside: simple mills cloth
very good condition, arms are in Kimono style lenght
Length: 1,20 m , Breast 1,40 m Size : Medium/Large