Ikkat

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Ikkat comes from the Malay-Indonesian word “mengikat” meaning “to tie”. It is an intricate tie and dye process wherein yarns are knotted and dipped in dye baths allowing a resist dyeing process, and these yarns are later woven to create the prestigious patterned ikkat sarees. Ikkat sarees are in vogue now owing to the revival of Indian handloom textiles. So shop for ikkat sarees Bangalore at Samyakk.com. Due to precision in planning and time consumption involved in the process these intricate hazy patterned textiles have found its niche in luxury fashion.

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The power packed Ikkat saree speaks about the portrayed saga of rich heritage. The attractiveness and dynamic feel of Ikkat saree makes it a vital ingredient of every woman’s wardrobe. With the changing fashion trends modern day designers and expert craftsmen have created sartorial masterpiece Ikkat sarees in new limelight symbolizing the vibrant persona of contemporary lady. Ikkat yards are eye-catching for their innovative design, finest quality texture and myriad of color schemes. Myriad of Ikkat designs showcasing traditional Indian artistry are the tribute to Indian patronage.

                     Ikkat is an intricate age-old extravagant dying method to beautify any silk and cotton fabric. The phrase Ikkat is obtained from Indonesian language Malaya word “Mengikat” which means to bind. Ikkat technique has been created in various locations of world such as Central Asia, West Africa, South East Asia and South America. Ikkat sarees are in vogue now owing to the revival of Indian handloom textiles. Due to precision in planning and time consumption involved in the process these intricate hazy patterned textiles have found its niche in luxury fashion.

                      Ikkat sarees is originally from the weaving villages of Andhra Pradesh, Orissa and Gujarat, these intricate geometric or abstract weave patterned pure Ikkat sarees reflect the simplicity and strength of India’s rich textile culture. These weaves of wonder irrespective of the cultures that produced them is seen as a status symbol. The mechanism starts with the bunch of warp and weft elite yarns tied with the rubber bands to resist the dying action. The cluster of yarns is tied to the wooden structure and immersed in the dye pot. To create continues chain of designs, the process is repeated for some more time. Next starts the process of making the raw fabric.

Check out the different types of Ikkat based on their places of origin:

  • Patola Ikkat: Patan Patola Ikkat from Patan, Gujarat are mostly woven from silk and characterized by their resplendent patterns, colours and complex design detailing along with a precise outer lining for patterns. These pure Ikkat sarees don’t fade in colour intensity due to its technically demanding bandhani dyeing process. Commonly seen with geometric motifs juxtaposed against floral, birds, animals and human figures, these pure Ikkat sarees are visually enthralling.
  • Pochampally Ikkat: Pochampally Ikkat from Bhoodan Pochampally, Telangana is identified by their unique geometric weave patterns. It uses traditional motifs like animals, floral, dancing figurines juxtaposed against the geometric grid patterns. The geometric weaves are due to its double Ikkat technique of tie-dyeing both the weft and warp yarns. They have a smooth texture and are lighter than other Ikkat fabrics.
  • Sambalpuri Ikkat: Sambalpur Ikkat from Sambalpur, Orissa makes use of symbolisms related to fertility and prosperity, Used for ceremonial functions, these pure Ikkat sarees reflect an original style of art known as Baandha, traditionally, created with images of flora or fauna or with geometrical patterns.
  • Sonepuri Sarees: Sonepuri saree/Bomkai saree from Bomkai, Orissa is a type of Sambalpuri Ikkat saree. It is a combination of Ikkat and embroidery interwoven into each other. The pallus have intricate thread work while the borders are in contrasting colours with repetitive temple like structures, pots etc as patterns. The motifs are inspired from tribal art and nature. While originally made for the royal families this saree is a symbol of aristocracy and luxury.

                Find a pure Ikkat saree can be little hectic but Samyakk’s Ikkat saree online collection makes it easy.  Ikkat sarees are trendy as much as they are ancient and whether you are looking for traditional colour combinations for ceremonial functions or a modern translation of it matching current aesthetics. Browse through our Ikkat sarees Bangalore collection with variants in colour, designs and price ranges right here at Samyakk and be ready to set your ethnic style quotient a class apart.