Our ikats, famous throughout Central Asia, come to us from Margilan, Uzbekistan, via SilkWay. SilkWay works with many different ikat artisan workshops, in order to offer the widest selection of colors and patterns. Because of the time-consuming work involved in producing hand dyed, hand woven ikats, one craftsman can release only a few types of fabric per month. Each artisan has ten or more assistants, mainly consisting of relatives and close friends, in order to keep their patterns and dyeing and weaving techniques "in the family." These family secrets are passed down from generation to generation. Click here for more information about ikats and SilkWay.