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About Andhra Ikat

Andhra Pradesh and Telangana are celebrated as the places of origin for Indian Ikat. This style of yarn resist-dyed woven fabric is also known as ‘paagadu bandhu.’ Pochampally saree, originally from a small village in Nalagonda district in Andhra Pradesh is known for its stunning silk sarees that are woven in the double Ikat style. This kind of double Ikat is created by resist-dyeing both the warp and weft threads before weaving. Nalagonda District is also home to another form of Ikat, made popular by their Puttapaka Saree which consists of 200 year old symmetric designs. Over time, each village has developed its own signature style of Ikat. Most dominant motifs in Andhra Ikat include simple geometric designs, multicoloured patters, wedge like patterns and stripes.

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