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THE PIXELATED LINES OF “IKAT!”

It’s hard to miss the popularity of the “Ikat” weave. When you hear the word ‘Ikat’, what comes to your mind? Geometrical designs in blurry lines? This may lead you to believe that the complete fabric is printed or must have the complete fabric is printed or must have been dyed like that and then stitched into silhouettes. Let us debunk a major myth here while we learn about the enchanting Ikat. Ikat is actually the final...

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The art of woven embroidery

SHEATHS OF FLESHY BANANA LEAVES SWAY IN THE PLACID STREETS OF A VILLAGE ON THE EAST COAST OF INDIA……….. MEN AND WOMEN JAUNT ON THEIR BIKES TO WORSHIP THEIR DEITY, WEARING THEIR TAUT SAREES AND LUNGIS, STARCHED WITH RICE WATER. A MOIST AIR ENVELOPE THIS PLACE BUT DURING THE HOT SUMMER DAYS, THE AFTERNOONS COULD RESULT IN A TORPID STATE WHEN HEAT AND HUMIDITY WORK AT THEIR OPTIMUM LEVELS TO MAKE ALL YOUR SENSES CARVE FOR A MID-DAY NAP. THE...

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Building Blocks

The Art of block printed textiles AS WE TAKE THAT SWIFT TURN FROM THE HIGHWAY, CARTS WITH COLORFUL FRUITS STAND ON EACH SIDE OF THE ROAD TO WELCOME US, OCCLUDING THE SWEET SHOPS SELLING THE LOCAL SAVORIES. JUST AFTER A FEW KMS THE PLACE TURNS INTO A QUINTESSENTIAL RAJASTHANI VILLAGE. WHERE THE OLDER WOMEN SWAY IN THEIR GATHERED SKIRTS OR LEHENGAS AND THE GRANDFATHERS FLAUNT THEIR SIZEABLE TURBANS AND MUSTACHES. THE YOUNGER GENERATION FEMALES ARE CLADDED IN SAREES WHILE THE...

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