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Green  Uzbeki Ikat Printed Modal Silk Dress

Green Uzbeki Ikat Printed Modal Silk Dress

USD 65 (-1%)
Mustard And Maroon Uzbeki Ikat Dress In Modal Silk

Mustard And Maroon Uzbeki Ikat Dress In Modal Silk

USD 45 (-1%)
Ikat Cotton Slub Khaki Dress

Ikat Cotton Slub Khaki Dress

USD 49 (-1%)
Pink And Mustard Uzbeki Ikat Printed Modal Silk Dress

Pink And Mustard Uzbeki Ikat Printed Modal Silk Dress

USD 49 (-1%)
Narangi Kori Ikat Cotton Slub Pants

Narangi Kori Ikat Cotton Slub Pants

USD 37 (-1%)
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Tangerine Fish Cut Backless Padded Ikat Blouse

Tangerine Fish Cut Backless Padded Ikat Blouse

USD 49 (-1%)
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All Over Single Ikat Shirt Dress

All Over Single Ikat Shirt Dress

USD 75 (-1%)
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Overall Cadet blue Ikat Dress-M

Overall Cadet blue Ikat Dress-M

USD 75 (-1%)
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Sunflower Yellow Handloom Cotton Ikat Palazzo

Sunflower Yellow Handloom Cotton Ikat Palazzo

USD 49 (-1%)
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Corn Yellow Handloom Cotton Ikat Kurta

Corn Yellow Handloom Cotton Ikat Kurta

USD 59 (-1%)
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Berry Pink Handloom Cotton Ikat Kurta

Berry Pink Handloom Cotton Ikat Kurta

USD 48 (-1%)
Grey And White Handloom Cotton Ikat Asymmetrical Shirt

Grey And White Handloom Cotton Ikat Asymmetrical Shirt

USD 49 (-1%)
Black Handloom Cotton Ikat Asymmetrical Shirt

Black Handloom Cotton Ikat Asymmetrical Shirt

USD 49 (-1%)
Indigo Blue And Mustard Striped Handloom Cotton Ikat Asymmetrical Shirt

Indigo Blue And Mustard Striped Handloom Cotton Ikat Asymmetrical Shirt

USD 49 (-1%)
Deep Plum Handloom Cotton Ikat Asymmetrical Shirt

Deep Plum Handloom Cotton Ikat Asymmetrical Shirt

USD 59 (-1%)
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Yellow & Grey Sleeveless Ikat Cotton Blouse

Yellow & Grey Sleeveless Ikat Cotton Blouse

USD 49 (-1%)
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Light Grey & Yellow Ikat South Cotton Saree

Light Grey & Yellow Ikat South Cotton Saree

USD 99 (-1%)
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Grey Cotton Ikat Blouse With Front Self-Tie Bow

Grey Cotton Ikat Blouse With Front Self-Tie Bow

USD 46 (-1%)
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Yellow Cotton Ikat Trench Coat

Yellow Cotton Ikat Trench Coat

USD 69 (-1%)
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Cream Single Ikat Pure Cotton Top

Cream Single Ikat Pure Cotton Top

USD 59 (-1%)
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White Deep Back Single Ikat Pure Cotton Blouse

White Deep Back Single Ikat Pure Cotton Blouse

USD 49 (-1%)
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Black Single Ikat Pure Cotton Blouse

Black Single Ikat Pure Cotton Blouse

USD 39 (-1%)
Uzbeki Ikat printed modal silk shirt

Uzbeki Ikat printed modal silk shirt

USD 44 (-1%)
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Maroon and Grey Ikat Blouse With Buttoned Back

Maroon and Grey Ikat Blouse With Buttoned Back

USD 49 (-1%)
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Yellow & Grey Bell Sleeve Ikat Cotton Blouse

Yellow & Grey Bell Sleeve Ikat Cotton Blouse

USD 49 (-1%)
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White Front Button Ikat Cotton Blouse

White Front Button Ikat Cotton Blouse

USD 49 (-1%)
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White Single Ikat Pure Cotton Overlay

White Single Ikat Pure Cotton Overlay

USD 49 (-1%)
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White Single Ikat Pure Cotton Top

White Single Ikat Pure Cotton Top

USD 49 (-1%)
Dove White Handloom Cotton Ikat Asymmetrical Shirt

Dove White Handloom Cotton Ikat Asymmetrical Shirt

USD 49 (-1%)
Multicolor Uzbeki Ikat Inspired Printed Trench Overlay

Multicolor Uzbeki Ikat Inspired Printed Trench Overlay

USD 120 (-1%)
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Black Ikat Cotton Short Blazer

Black Ikat Cotton Short Blazer

USD 67 (-1%)
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Set of 2 - Corn Yellow Handloom Cotton Ikat Kurta And Palazzo Set

Set of 2 - Corn Yellow Handloom Cotton Ikat Kurta And Palazzo Set

USD 69 (-1%)
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Magenta Shirt Dress with Grey Ikat Sleeves

Magenta Shirt Dress with Grey Ikat Sleeves

USD 57 (-1%)
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High Low Black Maxi Dress With Designer Ikat Pockets

High Low Black Maxi Dress With Designer Ikat Pockets

USD 69 (-1%)
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Grey Single Ikat Pure Cotton Blouse

Grey Single Ikat Pure Cotton Blouse

USD 49 (-1%)
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Chartreuse green Ikat Shirt Dress

Chartreuse green Ikat Shirt Dress

USD 79 (-1%)
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Black Single Ikat Pure Cotton Anarkali Kurta

Black Single Ikat Pure Cotton Anarkali Kurta

USD 59 (-1%)
Grey Pure Cotton Handwoven Ikat Shift Dress

Grey Pure Cotton Handwoven Ikat Shift Dress

USD 57 (-1%)
Pink And Mustard Uzbeki Ikat Printed Short Cape In Modal Silk

Pink And Mustard Uzbeki Ikat Printed Short Cape In Modal Silk

USD 42 (-1%)
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White Ikat Cotton Trench Coat

White Ikat Cotton Trench Coat

USD 79 (-1%)
Mustard And Green Uzbeki Ikat Dress In Modal Silk

Mustard And Green Uzbeki Ikat Dress In Modal Silk

USD 42 (-1%)
Pink And Mustard Uzbeki Ikat Printed Skirt In Modal Silk

Pink And Mustard Uzbeki Ikat Printed Skirt In Modal Silk

USD 49 (-1%)
Pink And Mustard Uzbeki Ikat Printed Modal Overlay

Pink And Mustard Uzbeki Ikat Printed Modal Overlay

USD 50 (-1%)
Mustard And Green Uzbeki Ikat Modal Silk Overlay

Mustard And Green Uzbeki Ikat Modal Silk Overlay

USD 49 (-1%)
Black And Ivory Uzbeki Ikat Modal Silk Maxi Dress

Black And Ivory Uzbeki Ikat Modal Silk Maxi Dress

USD 55 (-1%)
Set Of 2: Black And Ivory Uzbeki Ikat Skirt And Blouse

Set Of 2: Black And Ivory Uzbeki Ikat Skirt And Blouse

USD 47 (-1%)
Mustard And Brown Uzbeki Ikat Printed Modal Silk Long Cape

Mustard And Brown Uzbeki Ikat Printed Modal Silk Long Cape

USD 60 (-1%)
Black Gavadine Silk Uzbeki Ikat Trench Coat

Black Gavadine Silk Uzbeki Ikat Trench Coat

USD 97 (-1%)
Mustard And Maroon Uzbeki Ikat Angrakha Top In Modal Silk

Mustard And Maroon Uzbeki Ikat Angrakha Top In Modal Silk

USD 32 (-1%)
Mustard And Brown Uzbeki Ikat Printed Modal Silk Cape

Mustard And Brown Uzbeki Ikat Printed Modal Silk Cape

USD 50 (-1%)
Mustard And Maroon Uzbeki Ikat Dhoti Saree In Modal Silk

Mustard And Maroon Uzbeki Ikat Dhoti Saree In Modal Silk

USD 78 (-1%)
Black And Ivory Uzbeki Ikat Modal Silk Blouse

Black And Ivory Uzbeki Ikat Modal Silk Blouse

USD 26 (-1%)
Black And Ivory Uzbeki Ikat Modal Silk Skirt

Black And Ivory Uzbeki Ikat Modal Silk Skirt

USD 45 (-1%)
Mustard And Maroon Uzbeki Ikat Kaaftan In Modal Silk

Mustard And Maroon Uzbeki Ikat Kaaftan In Modal Silk

USD 42 (-1%)
Mustard And Maroon Uzbeki Ikat Modal Silk Dhoti

Mustard And Maroon Uzbeki Ikat Modal Silk Dhoti

USD 47 (-1%)
Set of 2: Narangi Cotton Kurta & Ikat Pant

Set of 2: Narangi Cotton Kurta & Ikat Pant

USD 59 (-1%)

What is Ikat?

Ikat is a dyeing technique used to create exquisite fabrics. Ikat fabrics are popular for their beauty and distinct style, and the age-old art of Ikat weaving is well-known for how difficult it is. The difficulty of practicing Ikat lies in the fact that unlike in other printing techniques, where the final cloth is dyed, in Ikat, the yarns are first resist-dyed and then woven.

 

The origins of Ikat

Ikat is one of those rare techniques that evolved independently and simultaneously in different parts of the world. Ikat weaving has been practiced in India, Indonesia, Japan and other South-East Asian countries for millennia. This form of textile production is also popular in Central and South American countries and even Africa. However, each region has its own distinct style of Ikat.

Today, India and Indonesia are the two most famous producers of Ikat fabrics in the world. The word Ikat, in fact, comes from the Indonesian language - the noun for cord, thread, and knot, the verb for the phrases “to tie” and “to bind.”

In India, Odisha, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Gujarat are famed for the Ikat textiles they produce. India is also one of the very few places in the world where complex double Ikat fabrics are still produced.

 

Techniques of Ikat

The art of Ikat dyeing is a complex one. There are many steps that lead to the finished product, which is why Ikat fabrics are so in demand and so expensive at times.

-          The desired pattern is first drawn – by hand - on the warp and weft yarns.

-          The weaver then ties these yarns to match the pattern. Then the threads are dyed in the specific colours, so that the colours seep into the yarn at the correct position.

-          The yarns are then untied and strung on the loom.

-          The fabric is then woven together, and the colourful pattern emerges on it.

Ikat dyeing can be of three types – warp Ikat, weft Ikat and the most complex, double Ikat.

 

The patterns of Ikat

While each region where Ikat is practiced has its own distinct style. However, a typical characteristic of most Ikat textiles is the “blurriness” of the motifs. This haziness comes from the fact that the weaver has to line up the dyed yarns perfectly before weaving them to achieve a pattern.

In India, the motifs most commonly found in Ikat dyeing are geometric patterns and designs borrowed from nature. The triangular chevron or temple phera design is a very common and beautiful one, as are the simple Ikat arrow designs.

Tjori’s Ikat Drapes

At Tjori, we have come up with a collection of lovely cotton sarees inspired by the age-old art of Ikat weaving. Bright, beautiful and traditionally Indian, these sarees are produced by the skilled artisans of Andhra Pradesh. Our Ikat Drapes collection brings the best of India’s Ikat to your doorstep – so shop from this beautiful collection today.

 

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