Ikat Chapan from Uzbekistan


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 or IV Quarter 20th century

Outer lining: Handwoven Ikat silk

Inside: uzbek print textile, handwoven trim and atlas ikat facing

Ikat with fork (hospitality) and heard motiv

Fine restauration with silk thread

Length: 1,24 m , Breast 1,30 m Size : Medium/Large

very good condition

Size: Medium/Large

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Weight 2 kg