Pure silk fabrics from India – Buy online Ikat Silk or Pochampally silk fabrics from South India
Indian Silk fabrics are world famous for their colors, variety in texture and designs. Indian Ikat Silk is one of the fabrics that is always admired by the fashion designers around the world. Ikat silk has lovely patterns in extremely beautiful colors. Ikat dying started as resist dying which is similar to tie-dye technique. According to Wikipedia, term Ikat is derived from the Malay word mengikat that means “To Tie”. Ikat silk in India is either woven on a handloom or printed by the machines.
Ikat is a traditional textile weaving art common to many cultures worldwide. Likely, it is one of the oldest forms of textile weaving. Ikat has been nurtured world over by the experienced hands of Ikat weaving artists from India, Burma, Indonesia,Cambodia, Central and South Amarica and Uzbekistan with a long history of Ikat production.
In India, Ikat silk is also known as Pochampalli silk fabric. Pochampally or Pochampalli is the name of a place in south India where Ikat silk is produced. Here is a collection of lovely Ikat fabrics that found while selecting and procuring fabrics for one of our customers from Europe. The handloom or Tanta looks as shown in the picture below:
Printed Ikat Silk in Indigo, White and Blue
Spring Green Ikat Silk Fabric from India – Lovley Colors Such as Yellow and Green Make it Look Amazing
Brown, Yellow and Green – Printed Ikat Silk Fabric, Made in India
Onion Pink, Green, Yellow and Brown Ikat pattern on a Silk Fabric
Simply Awesome Golden Brown and Yellow Ikat Silk with a Hint of Red
Sea Green and Brown, Traditional Ikat Pattern on a Pure Silk Fabric from India
Sea Green and Brown Ikat Silk
Emerald Green, Yellow and White Ikat Silk Fabric
Maroon, Yellow, White and Green Ikat Silk Fabric from India
Sambalpuri Ikat weaving loom (Tanta) from Odisha (source: Wikipedia)