Filanda n.18's Kokand Top pays homage to the art of Uzbek Ikat weaving in Margilan, Uzbekistan. It's made of silk and cotton ikat that's sourced directly from Margilan. It's then designed, hand-cut and made at a family-size workshop in Veneto, Italy. The top comes in two pieces that can be worn together or separately.
In the ikat making process, the threads are meticulously marked according to pre-set patterns. The different sections are then tie-dyed according to the precise patterns. The threads are then handwoven on a four- or six-shaft treadle loom. The fabric's irregularities reflect the handmade nature of the entire process and are part of the textile's beauty. The textile pattern and colours vary along the fabric length, making each top exquisite and one of a kind in terms of pattern and shades of colour.