#Project Root : “Ikkat” Love

I have always been a huge fan of Indian hand looms and textiles.Im such a person who prefers handloom cotton sarees on embroided georgettes and chiffons even for weddings and parties.And maximum time i wear something indian i try to incorporate a very vintage look which symbolises a deep connection to our roots and thus i decided to post looks that i create with my love for indian textiles,prints,embroidery and a lot more.So this is going to be the first post for #ProjectRoot.

I have been a huge fan of prints,be that traditional or quirky.Todays post is a part of my love for ikkat prints.I was always a huge fan of ikkat prints,be that in kurtis,sarees,scarfs,on literally everything that it could be. Ikkat is something i always used to see my mother and aunts wearing when i was younger.Gone are the days when ikkat prints would only adore sarees.These days we have the most beautiful ikkat print jackets,scarfs,crop tops etc.

Ikat, or ikkat, is a dyeing technique used to pattern textiles that employs a resist dyeing process on the yarns prior to dyeing and weaving the fabric.In ikat the resist is formed by binding individual yarns or bundles of yarns with a tight wrapping applied in the desired pattern. The yarns are then dyed. The bindings may then be altered to create a new pattern and the yarns dyed again with another colour. This process may be repeated multiple times to produce elaborate, multicolored patterns. When the dyeing is finished all the bindings are removed and the yarns are woven into cloth. In other resist-dyeing techniques such as tie-dye and batik the resist is applied to the woven cloth, whereas in ikat the resist is applied to the yarns before they are woven into cloth. Because the surface design is created in the yarns rather than on the finished cloth, in ikat both fabric faces are patterned.

Ikat is produced in many traditional textile centres around the world, from India to Central Asia, Southeast Asia, Japan (where it is called “kasuri”), Africa and Latin America.

I teamed up this beautiful Ikkat print top with a black jeggings which is extremely comfortable for the season and looks extremely flattering.You can wear this for a brunch with friends or even wear it to an office meeting with stilettos to break the monotony of formal everyday officewear.To make things more fun and ethnic i added a junk silver coin neck piece.



JEGGINGS:Zinc London


NECKPIECE:Desi by Nature

PHOTOGRAPHY BY: Oindrila Bhol (Through Oindrila’s Lens)


Much Love


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1 Response

  1. joshmeera says:

    Ikat sarees was really comfortable and stylish.. nice blog u have,,
    Please check out the latest designs…

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