This antique Ikat coat is from the end of the nineteenth century. This beautiful example originates from the city of Khiva in Uzbekistan, famed as a stop-over on the Silk Road. Khiva has a very cold climate, which is why the coat has been quilted and wadded. This, and the stunning Russian block print lining, is what distinguishes this coat from her peers.
We are proud that this ikat coat from Khiva is not the only coat we have in our collection. The Ikat Coat Khiva 2 is made in the same community as this ikat coat. They are almost completely similar in appearance, except from the richer pattern on the outside of the Khiva 2 coat.
Shirdak sources these antique textiles and rare fabrics direct from the region, discovering them during their travels to Central Asia.