This is an authentic antique silk Ikat from Central Asia. Increasingly popularized today by fashion designers in Europe and New York, colorful abstract patterns are achieved within these textiles by intricately weaving patterns with selectively pre-dyed strands of silk. The result is a shimmering often undulating effect highlighting the drawing of the piece. Uzbek Ikats such as this one combine geometric designs, such as diamonds, with more abstracted floral forms. This piece is mounted on a canvas frame.