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Saturday, 8 January 2011

Awesome Ikat

Ikat – a traditional weaving technique which requires that the yarn is pre-dyed according to the pattern and then woven. Just imagine how complicated that could be? Now multiply by atleast a million. Seriously.

I visited a master weavers home for a project I am working on and saw these lovelies. These are commonly known as pochampally saris coz they are woven in a place called pochampally. For more gyan you can click here and here.

In the shopping bag: A mangalgiri cotton sari from him for Rs 750 and kalamkari blouse material for Rs 150 from Nalli’s. Will post the pictures later, once it is all ready to wear. 

Ikat is quite fashionable right now and can be seen on the ramp pretty often. I had picked up a really smart top in various hues of pink from Westside sometime last year. It's quite easy to find!

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