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.

Welcome to the world of Silk Art


         In February 2007, upon the decision of  UNESCO in Uzbekistan, the Centre for Handicraft Development was established to support handicrafts of Fergana region at Said Akhmad Khuja Madrasa in Margilan city. At the moment ikat weaving, silk and wool carpet weaving, block-printing and embroidery workshops are operating in this centre.
           This site has been created for the purpose of promoting products made at this centre. By visiting this site you can get acquainted with the history of these products and technique of ikat weaving. Also, you can order online the products and original silk fabrics made by the Mirzaahmedov's dynasty - a family name being recognised for preserving the art of Uzbek traditional ikat weaving.