Story of Fabrics
The term Kalamkari has a distinct vibe associated with it. Earlier, Kalamkari was regarded as a technique rather than a pattern. However, it now has the connotation of traditional motifs such as floral, geometric, or figurative. Though they share the same footing, Kalamkari of Kalahasti and Masulipatnam differ greatly in many ways.
Yarn-resist tie-dye textiles, also known as Ikat fabric, have gained a prominent status for their beauty and artistic finesse throughout the world. The word Ikat comes from the Malay-Indonesian word Mengikat, which means to bind, knot, or wind around. In India, Ikat textiles are known as Patola and Mashru in Gujarat, Bandh in Odisha, Pochampally Ikat and Telia Rumal in Andhra Pradesh.