Fabric: Pure Mulberry Silk
Blouse: Unstitched, About 80 cm in length
Saree Length: 5.5 meters
Saree Width: 45 Inches
Colors: Black, Red, White
Pattern: Single Ikkat Pattern
Border: Deep Red
Pallu: Red With White Stripes
Weaving Cluster: Pochampally (Telangana)
Occasion: Day Dressy, Business Casual
Care: Green dry cleaning or handwash with cold water and mild detergents only when absolutely necessary. Iron on reverse is recommended to preserve the beauty of this fabric.
Disclaimer: Characteristic imperfections associated with handweaving maybe noticed. This is not a flaw but indicative of handmade process. Despite every effort to showcase each product’s color and design, please note that actual colors may vary due to different device settings and other factors.
Made By/Mkt by: Direct from the looms of Srinath Fabrics in Telangana, established by national award winner Ikkat Masterweaver Edem Srithnath, who tragically passed away too soon to cancer leaving his two kids and wife. His 17 years old daughter Chandana has taken over the reins to continue her father’s legacy. Despite tough challenges made worse by the pandemic, Chandana is bravely keeping her chin up and helping to preserve and perpetuate this heritage weaving technique while supporting her mom and younger brother. We are very fond of Chandana and it has been delight working with her! Your purchases with intention helps us keep supporting and encouraging vulnerable businesses such as this one. They expertly make single and double Ikat running fabrics in cotton and silk, Telia Rumaal textiles like sarees, scarves dupattas, home furnishings etc.
Ikkat: Ikkat is an ancient textile technique that spans across continents of the world. Ikkat is a specialized dyeing technique applied to pattern textiles that employs a resist dyeing process similar to tie-dye, on either the warp or weft fibres prior to dyeing. It is distinctly labour intensive and known the world over for its precision and masterly craftsmanship. Ikkat textiles are rich with interminable, inherent possibilities of tie-dyed patterned wraps and wefts that may be split and rearranged on the loom by hand. These painstakingly hand woven fabrics have a more dynamic surface qualities than those achieved in power loom weaving~source: Selvedge.org. We carry heritage Ikkats from different weaving clusters of India, Maniabandha of Odisha, Pochampally and Telia Rumal of Telangana and Patola Ikkats from Gujrat.
Tags: ikkat, black and white, Silk, dressy, business casual, Pochampally ikkat, single ikkat