A midnight blue cotton ikat saree with black striped border , ikat dashes in the body and an elaborate fish and flower striped end piece. An ivory and and blue striped blouse piece included.
It is a tranquil moonlit night and the fishes are fast asleep on flowerbeds in their underwater homes. The only one who is awake is the mermaid with eyes as pretty as a fish with a dream to go to the island once more.
- from ‘WATER’ collection
- Handwoven in Odisha
- Weft Ikat
- Dyed in azo-free dyes
- 100% cotton
- Handwash/ dry in shade
- Saree - 48" wide x 5.5 mtrs long
- Blouse- 48" wide x 80 cm long
Color: blue, black
Size / Dimension: One size
Time of Delivery: 11 Business days
The term ikat stems from the malay-Indonesian expression ‘mangikat’, meaning to bind, knot or wind around. Ikat or resist dyeing, involves the sequence of tying (or wrapping) and dyeing sections of bundled yarn to a predetermined colour scheme prior to weaving. Thus, the dye penetrates into the exposed sections, while the tied sections remain undyed. The patterns formed by this process are then woven into fabric. The process is repeated as many times as the number of colors in the fabric. It is an indigenous craft that is practiced in India (Gujarat, Odisha and Andhra Pradesh) and various other countries like Indonesia, Guatemala, Japan, Uzbekistan and Peru. We work with a group of weavers in western Odisha and the kind of ikat we produce is called sambalpuri ikat which are known to have very intricate and curvilinear motifs on a fine cotton fabric. Neeli Titlee was created to bridge the gap between the traditional craft of the ikat weavers of western Odisha (Sambalpur) and the growing demand for modern and well-designed sambalpuri ikat products in the contemporary market. We believe in slow fashion which is why all our products are handwoven and hand dyed with eco-friendly dyes. We use 100% natural fibers (either cotton or silk) and have committed ourselves to fair trade practices and believe in a bottom up growth.