Hand woven or Hand Loomed Sarees, to the untrained eye, can look, like simple pieces of fabric, but the exquisite skill and craftsmanship they hold coccooned within them, the forethought required to predict weaves and wefts and how theyÕll impact the final product is, simply, incomprehensibleÉ These sarees, whether the ikkats, where individual segments of individual strands of yarn are hand dyed to form thier intricate patterns or the Patteda Anchus that date back to the 8th Century, are ingrained in IndiaÕs Artistic-Cultural History.
Their simple, fine colours, their impeccable drapes, their fabric-the treat with the utmost respect, make these sarees, some to die for.
The embers of a dying fire, the smell of smoke in the air, a camp fire under the stars, This Ikkat Saree from Pochampalli, Telangana is subtle grace personifiedÉ
Ikkat, a fabric spread across the cultures of south and southeastern Asia, with its extensive resist-dyeing techniques, that have to be done before the yarn has been woven together! Its intricate handwork requiring vast forethought to dye every thread of yarn so that it results in the geometric zigs and zags the fabric is so known forÉ
All our woven sarees are sourced from artisans located in IndiaÕs Heritage Weaving centres- whether Telangana, Bengal. Maharashtra or Andra PradeshÉThere's no better way of supporting Local!