What comes to your mind when we ask you to name a few ancient fabrics of our country? You would say cotton, wool, silk are the closest to our roots. But what about the artery that is still obscure to the world. The designs and work that transform that plain fabric into a notable work of art. Earlier people used to only acknowledge a cloth by its fabric and not by its craft, but now they have started inclining towards handicraft and small textile industry crafts, to consider it.
One such craft that we are going to talk about is pochampally ikat. It is basically a dying technique of geometrical patterns on a cloth, more specifically sarees. Women have been wearing this print sarees since the 1800's. South Indian towns situated between Vijayawada and Chennai, were the earliest weaving centres of this craft. Usually it is also known as Pogudubandhu and chutki in Telangana, which is the parent district of this ancient ikat weaving.
To have more insights on this craft, we roped in Dipika, from Illusion cult, an engineer by profession residing in Abu Dhabi. She happens to be a handloom lover and a saree enthusiast.
Who better than her would know how to rock the latest designs right?