Vintage Antique Silk Handwoven Ikat Chapan Jacket
This one-of-a-kind vintage silk ikat chapan jacket is hand-dyed, hand-loomed and handmade by talented artisans in Uzbekistan. The name ikat is of Indonesian origin and means 'to tie or bind'. In Uzbekistan, the local name for ikat comes from the Farsi word 'abr', which means 'cloud', as the patterns on the fabrics often resemble clouds floating in the sky. Ikat is a resist-dye weaving process, where bundles of unwoven threads are bound tightly and intricately in certain places to prevent the dye from adhering to those areas, and hand-dyed, often by ikat masters. The dyed threads are then threaded onto the loom to be woven into colorful and unique ikat fabrics.
Fully lined with suzani embroidery trim. The name suzani comes from the Farsi word ‘suzan’ or ‘needle’. These panels were traditionally made in Central Asian by brides' families as part of their dowry, and were presented to the groom on the wedding day. Floral motifs are sketched onto the fabric prior to being hand embroidered stitch by stitch, making each panel truly unique and works of art. Some pen marks may be visible and remain on the final piece. These panels are often divided between many women in their village or families to embroider, and are then stitched into one-of-a-kind jackets to be kept for years to come.
Size and fit
One size, would best fit a Medium-Large
Please note: Each jacket is one of a kind and may vary in pattern. Please be aware that vintage items will usually show a few signs of wear or slight fading due to age, and may have slight stains or small openings in fabrics.