This adras displays beautiful natural shades of fall and a subtle moire pattern glistening under the sun and looking like wood texture or mokume gane. The fabric is matte and not shiny.
The fabric boasts a traditional tribal ikat pattern typical for Uzbek silks. It is not printed: instead, the threads are dyed in the variegated fashion based on complicated calculation so that to make them self-patterning. As the fabric is woven using primitive narrow wooden looms, the pattern appears as if by magic.
This matte fabric feels luxuriously cool to the touch, and Uzbek people say that such pillows relieve headaches and make your hair look better and grow faster without tangling. You can use them as decorative pillows or actually sleep on them - it is a sheer luxury.
The pillow cases are two-sided with cute vintage buttons for convenience. Please note that buttons are different and we think it is a lovely detail. If you mind it, we can replace with four similar buttons.
We do not have this fabric anymore. This is your chance to own a very limited edition pillow case (actually all our items are one of a kind or very limited in quantity). I only have another such pillow case here - http://www.etsy.com/listing/106997275/ikat-cushion-cover-uzbek-ethnic-style - so there are three altogether. If you want all of them, I will give you a discount. Please contact me for that.
We can custom make pillow covers (or about anything of Uzbek silk and cotton) for you, in desired size and color.
Our items are made by hand, in very limited quantity: no mass production here and we do not exploit anyone. We are a mother and a daughter team who do what they enjoy most.
Silk ikat should be dry cleaned. In theory, it can be hand washed cold with a mild detergent, but dry clean is preferred. Crepe de chine and silk chiffon can be hand washed cold.
Occasionally you can see some irregularities in the silk fabric, such as slubs or uneven dye. We feel that they provide extra character to the items and do not mind. However, if you do mind, these items might not be for you. Please bear in mind that these are handmade fabrics, and they are produced in Uzbekistan in a rather primitive way.
...In the last picture you can see me buying vintage silks in Bukhara, one of the most beautiful cities of the Orient and an important part of the Great Silk Road. We are based in Uzbekistan, and due to that we have direct access to wonderful silk fabrics, both vintage or modern.
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pillow cover ikat Uzbek ethnic 18X18 set of two autumn harvest yellow brown white gold rustic eastern oriental natural cushion throw pillow
- Handmade item
- Materials: silk, ikat, buttons, adras, traditional, woven, rustic, natural, ikat silk
- Feedback: 172 reviews
- Ships worldwide from Tashkent, Uzbekistan