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Ikat Symphony by Jaypore
Hand-Dyed Handwoven Ikat Apparel




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This is a summer song, borne by the wind through the clacking of looms, the weavers' chatter and the flight of colorful fabric. Jaypore launches its second signature line of contemporary and versatile apparel, this one, an ode to handwoven ikat textiles. This collection presents the work of weavers of Pochampally in Andhra Pradesh and designer Sonica Kapur engaged in reinventing traditional ikat weaves. Each ikat fabric is tie-dyed by hand and then handwoven on looms by the artisans from the village of Pochampally in Andhra Pradesh. First the ikat pattern is drawn by hand onto the fabric yarns before they are woven. Both the warp and the weft (the vertical and horizontal yarn of fabric respectively) are tied and dyed according to the pattern. Then the yarn is strung onto looms and woven by hand. The tie dye patterns evident in the yarns are now enmeshed as they are woven together and a symphony of colors and motifs emerge in the woven fabric. This range has been created in collaboration with Delhi-based ethical apparel designer Sonica Kapur, whose work aims at sustaining both craft and communities. In this range, she has focused on a reinvention of traditional ikat textiles.