What is the significance of ikkat in Andhra Pradesh?

by Aarushi Reddy studant

The process of dying cotton or silk clothes is known by the name of ikkat. Pronounced as “ee-kaht,” this is a unique fabric style with the earliest origins in Asia and South America. It is one of those inventions which occurred simultaneously at two places.

It is the name of the yarn, the technique and fabric. The name originated in Indonesia, and it translates to tie or to knot. The original method of ikkat was a unique and beautiful process in comparison to the modern-day printing. The threads in an ikkat are bound in a pattern so that the threads covered by the binding “resist” the dye, create a design. To create a complicated pattern, more binding needs to be done on it.

The double ikkat is considered as the most complicated form of dying. In this, both weft and warp threads are dyed. The result can be a blurry or precise design depending upon the origin of the ikkat technique. When a specific design is required, thread adjustments are done every time the shuttle passes through the weft yarns.

Indian Ikkat sarees wholesale manufacturing is done in the state of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. The telia rumal is the most distinct ikkat of Andhra Pradesh. It is known for the process of oil treating the yarn. The ikkat practised in Orissa is called Bandha. This ikkat is ancient, and 5000-year-old Odishan ikkat was found in a Pharoah’s tomb.

In Telugu, silk is known by the name of Pattu silk sarees, and the Kanchi Pattu sarees are quite favourite along with the Uppada pattu sarees. Uppada sarees are given the name from the small town of Uppada which is in East of Godavari in Andhra Pradesh. The Price of these sarees can be between Rs 5000 and 10,000.

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