Ikat is one of our favourite kind of weave. Ikat is an Indonesian word derived from the word ‘mengikat’, meaning to tie. Although Ikat originated in Indonesia, it travelled far and wide to India, Japan and China. Even within India there is the Ikat from Gujarat and then that from Orissa. The basic technique of ikat might be the same in all these regions but tiny distinctions make the ikat of each of these regions very distinct.
The Ikat from Hyderabad has distinct feathery edges, unlike the ones from Gujarat that have very hard and well defined edges.
The Bela saree has traditional patterns woven through the body and the pallu along with a beautiful border to hold it all in.
Fabric : Cotton Handlook Ikat
NOTE : The saree does not come with a saree blouse. The blouse worn in the pictures is for styling purposes only.