Family-based ikat workshops, which were disbanded during the Soviet Era, began to flourish after independence in 1991. The main center of ikat production today is in the Fergana Valley of Uzbekistan. Ikat was used extensively to make quilts, wall hangings, and other interior products, as well as clothing. In the nineteenth and early twentieth century, specific patterns and weaves were indicators of status.

Quilted ikat hanging
Circa
1870
1900
Made in
Uzbekistan
98
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IQSCM, Gift of the Robert and Ardis James Foundation
2010.045.0017