Chenetha presents the unique Ikat traditions of Andhra Pradesh through this collection of cotton sarees and dupattas that reveal tales of handloom revival and celebrate the textile heritage of this wondrous region. The word IKAT derives from the Indonesian word Mengikat, meaning ‘to tie’. It is a technique that employs resist dyeing similar to tie and dye on warp and/or weft threads prior to weaving. Alteration to the bindings and dyeing in more than one colour, and removal of all bindings, produce multicoloured patterns on weaving. The sarees and dupattas in this collection are created using the single and double Ikat weave. While the former involves dyeing of either the warp or weft thread, the more intricate double Ikat weave is a technique in which both warp and the weft are resist-dyed prior to stringing on the loom. This collection also features the Telia weaving technique. The name Telia derives from ‘Tel’ meaning ‘Oil’ and is given to this craft as a large quantity of oil is used to prepare the yarn for Ikat weaving. By clay and wax wrapping, the finished fabric is readied on which a weaver can devise an exact pattern before it is dipped in selected dyes.