Pochampally or Pochampalli is also known as Ikkat/Tie & Dye, the uniqueness of this fabric lies in the transfer of design and colouring onto warp, for weaving them deftly together. Ikat is a resist dyeing technique common to many world cultures. It is probably one of the oldest forms of textile decoration. However, it is most prevalent in Indonesia, India and Japan. In the small village of Ponchampally outside of modern, bustling Hyderabad, India, lives a weaving community working hard to keep the fabulous handwoven Indian Ikats alive. Using age old techniques for the natural dying and weaving of these intricate Indian ikats.
GI Tag Number : 4
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