Inspired by the bathhouse culture of Iran, the HAMAM KHAN is a reinterpretation of Iran’s most quintessential bath towel, a thin, yet highly absorbent red cloth with black and white stripes, called the “Long”. We used the same warp as a “Long” and mixed it up with colorful hand-dyed Ikat yarns. The city of Yazd is known for its Ikat textiles, which is where we started to experiment with the centuries old tradition. Ikat is a traditional dyeing technique meaning “to bind” in the Indonesian language. A so-called resist is formed by binding yarns with a tight wrapping in order to create patterned textiles. The bindings are altered to create the desired pattern and then dyed again with another color, a process that can be repeated many times. The most characteristic trait of an Ikat fabric is the beautiful blurry look.