Black and Off-White Ikat Handbag
This striking handbag in black and off-white is handmade by Rasuljon and the artists of the Crafts Development Center in Uzbekistan. The traditional ikat design has been a part of ceremonial Uzbek dress for centuries. Now Rasuljon offers items to accessorize a modern wardrobe with their signature designs that will make any outfit pop.
The ikat method is a 37-step, month-long process. First, master weavers draw the designs on the threads and then dye them using a tie-resist dyeing method. Each color change requires removing the ties and rewrapping other sections of the yarn. After dyeing, the master weavers transfer the warp threads to a floor loom where they are handwoven into a beautiful fabric comprised of 50% silk and 50% cotton. The fabric is then cut and sewn to make the bags, and the zippered closure is added. Beautiful stitched handles add a lovely accent to the bag. Slight imperfections, such as noticeable silk slubs and minor color variations, are inherent in this handwoven piece and add to its charm.
Dimensions: Approximately 17” x 12” x 7”
"I give my soul to the work."-- Rasuljon Mirzaahmedov of Crafts Development Center, Uzbekistan