Ikkat Sarees


Ikkat Sarees

Ikkat sarees encapsulate the true spirit of traditional artistry and Indian handloom culture. Hence come forward and be a part of Indian handloom revival by choosing our ikkat sarees, crafted in intricate geometric or abstract weave patterns by our artisans with dexterity unmatched. Hailing from the weaving villages of Andhra Pradesh, Orissa and Gujarat these ikkat pattu sarees are the epitome of rich Indian craftsmanship and textile culture. So get your ethnic updates this season from one of the best saree shops in Bangalore offering a wide range of ikkat pattu sarees right here at Samyakk.

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Ikkat sarees are crafted using tie-resist-dyed yarns which are woven to create intricate patterns that resemble magnified modern day digital pixels. Available in wide varieties like Pochampally ikkat pattu sarees, Sambalpuri ikkat, Patan patola and Sonepuri ikkat sarees, these highly esteemed and prestigious drapes range from earthy to vibrant colours, geometric to organic motifs and from traditional to voguish styles, thereby breaking the monotony of ethnic wear designs, So go ahead and shop from Samyakk.com, one of the best saree shops in Bangalore and experience hassle free shopping with ingenuous craftsmanship guaranteed.

Based on the technique involved ikkat pattu sarees can be categorized into the following:

    • Single ikkat: In this technique either the warp yarn or weft yarn is tied and dyed before weaving. There are two types of single ikkats:
    • Warp Ikkat: In this method only warp yarns are ikkat dyed or resist dyed and later they are interwoven with weft yarns of solid colour. The pattern in this technique is visible when yarns are wound on the loom. If the ikkat patterns run parallel to the selvedge and have blurred edges or the vertical lines are blurred due to shifting of warp yarns during weaving, then it is warp ikkat.
    • Weft Ikkat: The weft yarns are resist dyed before weaving the patterns creating distinct horizontal lines which gives a fluidic feel to the patterns. Here the designs develop as weaving progresses.
    • Double ikkat: This is the most labour demanding ikkat of all and is performed by highly skilled artisans making it the most expensive. It has both warp and weft yarns tied and dyed before weaving, leading to feathery edges on both sides of the intersection.

Pochampally ikkat pattu sarees from Andhra Pradesh are known for their double ikkat tie and dye technique, although the finest double ikkat weave is the Patan patola ikkat from Gujarat. These double ikkat sarees featuring motifs like parrots, elephants and dancing figures are worn by the Jains and Hindus on weddings while the one with floral designs and geometric patterns reminiscent of the Mughal architecture are worn by the Muslim communities .A special variety of Patola called Nari Kunj with plain dark coloured body and showcasing motifs of birds and women is a favourite among the Maharashtrian Brahmins.