Ikkats need no introduction but this one does because of the colours in which it has been woven and fused. A tangy orange, a bright yellow and another shade of milder orange. We decided to revive our old “twin mango” motifs into this classy combination of yellow on orange and orange on yellow. The black outline brought them together like nothing else. FLAME AND PAISLEYS for a fiery start to the Thursday.
The lighter shades of ajrakh is as beautiful as the dark one. We doubt anyone gets tired of these ever. So rustic and earthen with a yoke in plain black embroidered with peacocks and kutchi motifs in rust, yellow and some shell white. The sleeves in geometric border and around the neck too. PEACOCKS ON AJRAKH for a rustic Wednesday.
The green ikkat is a festive colour with a a double neck and a tie up. The neck is bordered with a turmeric yellow patch embroidered with green threads and a burnt orange outline. A neatly designed vine pattern with flowers and paisleys studded with tiny mirrors. The tie up is a handmade happy bunch of fabric bits tied into a tassle. The sleeve is made from a traditional kanchi cotton “veldhari” weave in turmeric yellow with traditional rudraksham woven borders. EMERALD AND TURMERIC for a joyful beginning to a beautiful day.
The mercerized plain grey yardage was brought to life with the traditional indigo hand block printed yoke. The indigo was appliquéd onto the grey in the shape of a “U” with hand embroidery and cut away. This process gave the yoke a different finish . Studded with mirrors around the neck and thick kutch embroidery in turmeric yellow transformed this simple grey into the most unusual combination for a blouse . INDIGO AND ASH our happy start to the week.
The famous “airam butta” in a blouse this time. The green kanchi cotton fused with a handwoven Kalamkari border in earthen colors to match and a red upper half embroidered with tribal motif and tiny mirrors dotted with white. The front is made in a “U” neck with a motif from the design to match. Our gorgeous girl carries this off like a breeze. KANCHI AND TRIBES for a fresh Sunday morning.
The sharp weaves in perfect geometry is the yardage we were so looking forward to work with. Colours in blue and border in white and grey ikkat fabric made us the happiest bunch this week. Turmeric yellow, lemon yellow and an off white with a tribal border embroidered on a plain black linen with a shell outline. The neck in front is unusual with a slight overlap this time. We studded the front with embroidered buttons in similar threads. A thin woven border highlights the neck. SHADES AND IKKAT EARTH is the best way to start the day.