A Look into the Indian Ikat Print

Introduction 

With the huge fame and traditional background, the Indian Ikat print is popular around the world. This is a textile art used to dye fabric with beautiful designs. Ikat has its big history as the sculpture was highly accepted in countryside regions. Throughout the centuries, artisans of different countries developed this technique in modern time with more facilitation.  

History

Ikat has become one of the most popular printing techniques across India and other countries. But India, Japan, and Indonesia are extremely familiar with this art. In the 16th century, this art had traditional existing in Latin America, Europe, Spain, and Dutch and other nations. In India, Ajanta caves have enough proofs the existing of Ikat art in 7th century CE. 

Techniques of Ikat Design 

There is a range of Ikat pattern admired by Indian and International artisan and designers. Some elaborate patterns include various geometrical and symmetrical motifs and shapes. For crafting these designs, Ikat is classified into multiple forms- 

Wrap Ikat

Wrapping of threads closely with other dye-resistant substances is called wrap Ikat technique. Sometimes this process is time-consuming as it repeated many times and it depends on the number of color materials or yarns to be used for creating the complete design/motifs. In the current time, Wrap Ikat is performed in Andhra Pradesh (Koyyalagudem village and Chirala town) and Telangana (Nalgonda district). 

Weft Ikat 

In this technique, the weaving process includes resist-dyeing for the weft threads. The process is precisely time-consuming as it difficult to weave with other colored materials. In weft process, the thread is woven into the wraps that make it complicated in order to produce the design. High attention and practice are required to complete the process with clarity. Indigo, white, and red etc dyes are used for creating small skill motifs while weaving weft Ikat. Designers in Gujarat and Orissa have high proficiency in producing beautiful weft patterns including geometrical motifs and scripts.

Double Ikat

The technique incorporates dye-resisting of both wrap and weft before crafting, known as double Ikat.  Double Ikat technique requires labors with high dexterity in order to produce the precise design. India, Indonesia, and Japan are the regions where artisans are passionate for incorporating this technique. In India, Nalgonda ( Telangana ) and Patan( Gujarat) are the most renowned places of double Ikat practice. 

Summarize 

Indian states, Andhra Pradesh, Orissa, and Gujarat created some exceptional traditional prints by using Ikat thereby Indian Ikat crafting is well-liked for the high-end designs. Besides, we can see a high-level modernization in Ikat print with a range of color combination and motifs structures. And so, this precision rich technique is integrated as eco-friendly using fine quality elements.  

JOVI Fashion is women clothing online shopping store, where you can find a variety of Ikat printed outfits. Moreover, we produce some other graceful patterns of women clothing with designs of floral prints, Dabu prints, and Ajrakh and others. For more information, feel free to visit the site: https://www.jovifashion.com



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