Vibrant, colourful patterns on elegant cushions in handwoven silk Ikat.
Situated along the ancient Silk Road leading from East Asia to Western Europe, Uzbekistan is rich in cultural influences. However, it exhibits its own distinctive aesthetic. Prominent cities along the route include Tashkent, Samarkand, Bukhara, and Khiva. They are known for fine silk and wool carpets, hand-painted blue and white ceramics, embroidered Suzani textiles, wood carvings, and, of course, colourful hand-woven, silk Ikat fabric. Sign up here for subscriber-only discounts and to keep abreast of what’s New In!