Ikat is a Malay-Indonesian term for cloth which patterned by dyeing the threads before it has been woven. In Uzbek the term is used as abrband, literally "to tie a cloud". Fabric made by such way using silk for warp and cotton threads for weft is called adras. Adras was forgotten during the Soviet time of Uzbek history. However, thanks to Rasuljon's father Turghunbay Mirzaahmedov's effort to revive this type of fabric in 1990s.
Today Uzbek ikats became very popular with fashion and interior designers for who are turning to traditional Oriental art for original forms, materials and ideas to give new life to fashionable clothes and interior decoration.