Uzbek Ikat Silk Scarf – Uzbekistan

Winning Bid: $150.00

Donated by E.Y.H.O. Tours

Item condition: New


This luscious Uzbek Ikat Silk Scarf was donated by E.Y.H.O. Tours. Uzbek artisan, Miriam Zaminova, of the Fergana Valley of Uzbekistan, wove and resist dyed this lovely scarf in iridescent emerald green, red, and pale green. She skillfully finished it off with a twisted fringe. A lovely addition to any wardrobe. This beautiful scarf measures 16.5” wide x 71” long.

The roots of Uzbek ikat’s exuberant design and color lie in the ancient Silk Route that brought sericulture from China and ikat technique likely from India. Before any weaving can begin, a master ikat weaver decides on a pattern from hundreds he has committed to memory. Bundles of mulberry silk yarn are stretched on a frame, marked, and tied before resist dyeing. Only the warp is tied. The resulting patterns are cloudlike in appearance, hence the term abr-bandh: to tie the clouds. 


About E.Y.H.O. Tours:

Shila Desai / Owner

Shila was born and raised in Kenya in a 23-member extended Indian family (they make reluctant appearances in her award-winning memoir: The House on Ravi Crescent ). Shila’s earliest memories are of travel: every year, her family voyaged back to India via a 14-day steamship journey. Shila developed roots in both East Africa and India, and later the U.K before settling in Canada. Her passion for the places of her origins infuses E.Y.H.O. trips. She is fluent in Kiswahili, Gujarati, and Hindi, in addition to English and French.

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Total Bids Placed:

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Highest bidder was: a**r

Bidder Name Bidding Time Bid Auto
a**r June 24, 2022 8:05 pm $150.00
j**********g June 24, 2022 1:24 pm $120.00
s***********s June 24, 2022 11:24 am $65.00
v*******n June 23, 2022 2:24 pm $45.00
m*****n June 23, 2022 12:29 pm $40.00
w****************e June 23, 2022 12:29 pm $25.00
Auction started June 23, 2022 9:00 am

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