Wedding headdress, early 19th century. Russian. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Gift of Mrs. Edward S. Harkness in memory of her mother, Elizabeth Greenman Stillman, 1931 (2009.300.1710) | This spectacular wedding veil is of a process known as ikat, where either warp or weft yarns are resist-dyed in a pattern before weaving, producing a characteristic jagged edge. The ikat process itself is very time-consuming, and the pattern in this textile complex.