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The Ethnic Way: Staying True To Your Indian Roots

The traditional clothes of a land are the true reflections of its culture, rituals, and mannerisms. Indian textile history can be traced back to the times of Indus Valley civilizations. This is why Indian wear precisely highlights beauty and decency in its purest forms. The patterns that are so gracefully fabricated are manifestations of old tales.

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A Potpourri of Handicraft Ikkats

The brilliant skill of Ikat weaves which is passed on through several generations has garnered prominent attention all across the world. Pochampalli Ikat which is quite popular amongst the women clan for their exquisite Ikat printed cotton and silk weaves has derived its name from a small town of Pochampally near Hyderabad in Andhra Pradesh. The art of weaving cotton and silk silhouettes with peculiar dyes of Ikat is believed to have been brought from the Chirala town to Pochampally. It was earlier called as “chit-ku” in Chirala. While there are innumerable speculations regarding the origin of fabric which is believed to have been introduced by Dutch traders to Europe at the same time when the Spanish and Hispanics adopted...

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