"Uzbek SSR textile II" euro size ikat pillow cover
The ikat fabric used for this cover is made of machine woven cotton / silk blend ikat fabric. The cover closes with an invisible zipper on a side and fits standard 24" (60cm) pillow inserts
"Uzbek SSR" stands for Uzbek Soviet Socialist Republic. The fabric is at least 25 years old, we found it in a treasure chest of textiles "for special occasions". Since we believe that every day is a special occasion and should be lived to the fullest, we decided to use the fabric to turn it into an everyday decor item.
A few notes about the fabric used to make this pillow cover: this fabric is from the Soviet days when most of the ikat industry of Uzbekistan was industrialized. With the collapse of the Soviet Union, big textile factories lost government funding, closed and smaller artisanal shops opened up. This is why, most of the ikats we see these days are hand-woven and narrow (the width is set by hand looms). This specific fabric is one of the wide ikat fabrics made in the big machinery days.
UzbekAlive is an ikat fabric online store dedicated to promoting artisanal textile heritage of Uzbekistan. Our focus is on Uzbek ikat fabrics and ikat related products such as ikat cushions, ikat quilts, ikat pillow covers, ikat silk scarves and ikat pattern hand painted bowls.
We also feature some eclectic finds such as hand embroidered suzani and hand painted jewelry boxes which are miniature representations of Islamic mosaics and murals in a form of décor items.
I ordered 2 pillow covers and a very fragile bowl. The packaged traveled a far distance and it arrived at my doorestep in perfect condition. Really well packaged and fast delivery. Really like the quality and aeshetics of the poducts. My compliments to the makers of these products and thanks for the good service.
Joost V. Kemenade
I just wanted to let you know that my order finally arrived today!!!,i'm so glad,i have to say that it's been worth the wait ,all the fabrics are just beautiful. Thank you very much.
Wow! What a treat to order a beautiful woven piece of art through modern technology and not travel and the excitement of receiving the precious little package wrapped as a gift. I'm ready to put this scarf to work and figure out which one I want next. Thank you. I can't stop looking at it.
The parcel just arrived and the fabric is gorgeous! Just what I hoped it would be...once it is made up into lampshades I will send you a photo so you can use it for your marketing. Please let the designers / producers know they have one more very happy customer! Many thanks!