Handwoven Silk Velvet Ikat Fabric-Soft Blue, Green and Grey
This elegant hand-woven silk velvet ikat fabric, in a subdued blue, green and grey color combination, is made by the award-winning Craft Development Center of Uzbekistan. This rare, hand-woven, hand-dyed velvet (17″ wide), woven using a traditional narrow loom, is the perfect accent for textile designers with an eye for the truly unique.
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This elegant hand-woven silk velvet ikat fabric, in a subdued blue, green and grey color combination, is made by the award-winning Craft Development Center of Uzbekistan. This rare, hand-woven, hand-dyed velvet (17″ wide), woven using a traditional narrow loom, is the perfect accent for textile designers with an eye for the truly unique. Priced by the yard, only 3 yards of this amazing fabric are available.
The artists of the Crafts Development Center, headed by fifth generation master weaver Rasuljon Mirzaahmedov, use silk and cotton, all produced in Uzbekistan, to make ikat fabrics, pillows and other home décor items, clothing, bags and other accessories. Ikat weaving is a very time-consuming and complex process: raw silk goes through 37 steps, including many dyeings, to complete a single piece. “Our hands touch up to 4,000 strands of silk during the process,” Rasuljon says. Traditionally, men warp and dye the silk, and women complete the weaving.
About HoonArts Fair Trade
“HoonArts” is the fusion of the Tajik/Persian word for “craft” and the English word “arts,” which reflects our company mission. We offer extraordinary hand-crafted clothing, home décor, gifts and accessories for the true lover of world culture, while building community and empowering artisans. Travel the exotic streets and mountain back roads of this little-known corner of the world, explore the culture that reflects 3000 years of civilization, meet the people in our HoonArts Fair Trade community, and shop for one-of-a-kind and limited edition treasures crafted by master artisans on the other side of the globe.
As a proud member of the Fair Trade Federation, we are committed to 360° Fair Trade in all aspects of our operations. 360° Fair Trade is a holistic approach to fair trade. It goes beyond ensuring fair wages and healthy, safe working conditions. It includes long-term partnerships with artisans to help grow their businesses and strengthen their communities, while preserving traditional skills. Fair Trade Federation members go through a rigorous screening process that looks at our whole business. You can rest assured that you will get the highest quality, most authentic products, made the traditional way, while helping impoverished artisans build a brighter future for their families and communities. Keep up with news about HoonArts on our blog, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, and Twitter.
HoonArts Fair Trade
HoonArts Fair Trade is your fair trade access to the heart of the Great Silk Road. "HoonArts" is the fusion of the Tajik/Persian word for “craft” and the English word “arts,” which reflects our mission of partnership. We offer extraordinary, one-of-a-kind and limited artists' edition hand-crafted clothing, accessories, home decor and gifts from Central Asian master artisans for the true lover of world cultures. Developing community and empowering impoverished artisans to build a brighter future are at the core of who we are. We are a proud member of the Fair Trade Federation. Our FTF membership means we go beyond the fair trade basics. It’s a 360° approach that’s about building true partnerships with artisans and working to create positive change through all of our work. 360° fair trade means not only fair wages, but also long-term, holistic partnerships that empower small artisans to grow their businesses. As an FTF member, we go through a rigorous screening that looks at our whole business. We call it 360° fair trade, meaning that we’re committed to being fair and responsible in everything we do — socially, economically, and environmentally.