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An eye on Ikat

An eye on Ikat
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Pochampally Handloom Park has organised a four-days Pochampally Ikat Art Mela that started yesterday (13 July). The show displays a colourful range of  apparel fabrics, stoles, scraves, silk and cotton sarees, duppatas, table mats, covers, cotton shirts and kurtis, hand bags and much more.   
The event was inaugurated by Dinesh Kumar, Divisional Commissioner (Handlooms), Ministry of  Textile and the winner of beauty pegeant Indian Princess 2014, Chandni Sharma.
Kumar says, ‘Such a kind of a mela where weavers exhibit   their creations enables the people to witness the blend of different style, textures and concepts  all under one roof’.  
Ikat is a dyeing technique used to pattern textiles that employs a resist dyeing process on the warp fibres. In ikat, the resist is formed by binding bundles of threads with a tight wrapping applied in the desired pattern. The threads are then dyed. The bindings may then be altered and the thread bundles are dyed again with another colour to produce elaborate, multicolored patterns. When the dyeing is finished the bindings are removed and the threads are woven into cloth. Here the threads are dyed before weaving, and both faces are essentially identical in appearance.

When: On till 16 July
Where:  Agakhan hall , 6 Bhagwan Das Road
Timing:10 am to 9.00 pm
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