Regarding rich World history patchwork is one of the most ancient textile cultures of the past. A patchwork bed canopy discovered in ancient Egypt is the oldest piece of patchwork found to date. Patchwork was popular in such places as Egypt, India, China, and Central Asia.
Nowadays, Patchwork is the traditional textile handicraft which established a line between historic imagination of the world by nomadic population and the modern Central Asian States and especially Uzbekistan. Uzbek Kurak patchwork became again very popular these days due to technical procedures and symbolic meanings of ornaments which present artistic expressions of the Uzbek nation.
Its connection with the past, symbolic language, ritualization used to grasp cosmic unity according to traditional Uzbek understanding. We tried our best to keep this cosmic meaning in our modern purses. In this context, interestingly, IKATART sees handiwork and art as one, hierarchically differentiating - as its common in the Western context, where one makes a difference between art and applied art. This is turns refers to the high significance of textile cultures for the brand, as well as to other relationships between design, art, and handicraft.
A vintage patchwork from Samarkand, Uzbekistan, Made - recycled of silk ikat, brocade fabrics combined with suzani, which created beautiful patterns on purses will not leave you indifferent.