Ikat-weaving technique emerged in different parts of the world, often independently. India and Indonesia have their own long traditions of ikat making, however, it is ikat fabrics from Uzbekistan which have become a late hit in fashion and interior design industries for their large and bold patterns, and for mixing unimaginable ikat colors you would originally think would not work together. Ikat fabrics are often used as a chic upholstery fabric, curtains, pillow covers, throws and quilts. Ikat from Uzbekistan, defined as abrabandi, meaning “bound cloud”, which is the most captivating, using a resist dye process whereby the warp yarns (vertical threads) are bound and dyed by hand before being woven with the weft yarns (horizontal threads). It is a very ancient way of creating designs in fabric by resist-dyeing the threads before the fabric is woven. Uzbekistan silk ikat fabrics have their own names: shoi, khan-atlas, atlas, podshokhi. These types of fabrics are produced from pure silk. The fabrics made of cotton weft and silk warp are called adras, bekasab, pasma, banoras. Patterns are named after shapes they resemble. Traditionally, the most wide-spread ornaments “tumorcha” – amulet, “tarok” – comb, “gadjak” – jewelry, “bodom” – almond, “darakht” – tree, “anor” – pomegranate, “Oy” – the Moon, “shokh” – horn, “chirog” – lampad, “ilon izi” – snake trail, “kapalak” – butterfly, “chayon” – scorpion, and etc. Due to the special properties, these versatile fabrics keeps cool in the summer and heat in the winter.