With our Ferghana shorts we pay homage to the art of Uzbek ikat weaving still alive in the Ferghana valley, Uzbekistan.
Made of 100% silk ikat, the shorts come with elastic waistband for comfort fit. Paired with our Ferghana shirt-jacket, it makes for a refined summer look.
In the ikat making process, the threads are meticulous marked according to pre-set patterns. The different sections are then tie-dyed according to precise patterns. According to the complexity of the pattern and the number of colours, the tie-dye process is repeated several times. The threads are then handwoven on a four or six-shaft treadle loom. The fabrics irregularities reflect the handmade nature of the entire process and are part of the textile’s beauty. Click here to find out more about how ikat is made.
The fabric is sourced directly from the Ferghana valley, Uzbekistan. The shorts are designed, hand-cut and made at a family-size workshop in the Veneto region, in Italy.
Length (outside leg): 40cm
Washing Instructions: dry clean/wash by hand in cold water