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Pochampally Saree

Pochampalli, in Nalgonda district, is famous for its Ikat sarees. The Pochampally Ikat sarees have a good market in India and abroad because the weavers use modern synthetic colors and create exclusive designs that are typical of the saree tradition. As per the history, the weavers of Pochampally Ikat sarees were influenced by the Paolu designs of Gujarat. Pochampally is famous for the PURE SILK SAREES. They have a design of their own and are known as Pochampally Sarees. The colors are mesmerizing and even more astonishing is the simple methods they use to produce such majestic pochampalli saris. Bharatplaza is one of the best Pochampalli sarees shops where you can find exclusive collection of pochampalli sari, pochampally sarees and pochampalli cloths from south India for weddings and marriages for online shopping. In principle, ikat or resist dyeing, involves the sequence of tying or wrapping and dyeing sections of bundled yarn to a predetermined color scheme prior to weaving. Thus the dye penetrates into the exposes section, while the tied section remains undead. The patterns formed by this process on the yarn are then woven into fabric. The three basic forms being single ikat, where either wrap or weft threads are tied and dyed prior to weaving is combined ikat, where wrap and weft ikat may co-exist in different parts of a fabric occasionally overlapping and double ikat which is by far the most complex form. Here both wrap and weft threads are tied and dyed with such precision, that when woven threads form both axis, mesh exactly at certain points to form a complete motif or pattern. No written document is available to as certain the origin or evolution of the ikat technique in this region. It is widely believed to have developed around the turn of this century. The oldest centre 'Chirala', situated on the rail route between Vijayawada and Madras, was once known to produce the famous cotton 'Telia Rumals' or 'Chowkas' woven in pairs admeasuring 55 to 75 Square. Characterized by their bold, geometrical motifs, in red, black and white, offset by wide single colored borders, they were used in Indian by Fisher Folk and cowherds as loincloths, lungis or turbans. In the 1930's they were exported in large numbers to Burma, the Middle East and East Africa where they were known as Asia Rumals. In the 60's the all India handicrafts board assisted the weavers of Pochampalli to start weaving sarees. Silk weaving was also introduced by training two weavers in Banaras. Pochampalli, a small village, slowly captured the market for pochampulli textiles, ikat sarees and today the whole of Nalgonda district works on ikat weavers which can compare with the very best in single ikat wrap weaving. Silk is brought from Bangalore and Surat is the place from where pure zari is sourced. In pochampalli most of the weavers work for the Pochampalli co-operative society and the materials are provided to them through the society itself. Pochampalli weavers are experimenting these days with Jacquard and dobby techniques to combine it with ikat with the help of the weavers service centre, Hyderabad. Saree merchants from Hyderabad are exporting Pochampalli saris. Along with the traditional parrot, elephant, diamond and flower motifs, the ikat saree designers these days are developing new and modern designs to go with the current trends of the market.