Orissa Ikat


Orissa 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 exposed section, while the section remains un-dyed. The patterns formed by this process on the yarn are then woven into the fabric.

Origin of Orissa Ikat traces back to 12th Century AD and it is closely associated with Lord Jagannath Temple rituals at Puri, Orissa.

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