Handloom Silk Ikat Saree

Ikat Saree

Handloom Silk Ikat Saree

ikat saree can be differentiated from their cousins in Orissa by their feel. Vastrakla the cloth is smoother than the flannelly Orissa cloth and not quite as heavy Ikat is a dyeing technique used to pattern textiles that employ resist dyeing on the yarns prior to dyeing and weaving the fabric. In ikat, the resist is formed by binding individual yarns or bundles of yarns with a tight wrapping applied in the desired pattern

Ikat sarees are woven in Bhoodan, Telangana.  The intricate geometric design is unique to these weaves and makes them stand apart. It takes a family of four to 10 days to weave one saree. Handloom Silk Ikat SareeIkat uniqueness lies in the transfer of intricate design and coloring onto warp and weft threads first and then weave them together globally known as double ikat textiles.

The yarns are then dyed. In India, double ikat is also woven in Puttapaka, Nalgonda District and is called Puttapaka Saree.[6] In Japan, double ikat is woven in the Okinawa islands where it is called Tate-Yoko gasuri. The bindings may then be altered to create a new pattern and the yarns dyed again with another color.

This process may be repeated multiple times to produce elaborate, multicolored patterns. When the dyeing is finished all the bindings are removed and the yarns are woven into cloth. In other resist-dyeing techniques such as tie-dye and batik, the resist is applied to the woven cloth,

whereas in ikat the resist is applied to the yarns before they are woven into cloth. Because the surface design is created in the yarns rather than on the finished cloth, in ikat both fabric faces are patterned.

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