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Pochampally Ikat Saree

Pochampally is a legendary name known in India for its colourful silk dress materials in India. This traditional weaving is popular in the villages of Andhra Pradesh, especially in the village of Pochampally.

It is said that the manufacturing history of Pochampally Ikat sarees dates back to 1950. It has been said that at that time, some village headmen of Pochampally decided to weave silk along with cotton to make a better living. And this marks the beginning of a revolutionary era in the Pochampally handloom industry.

Unlike the Orissan ikat weaving tradition, the weaving of Pochampally sarees appears to be a modern development without strong indigenous roots.

In Pochampally village, the Ikat weaving is called as chit-ku. In this type of weaving the warp, weft or both are tie-dyed before weaving to create designs on the finished fabric. The earlier Pochampalli Ikat sarees show designs closer to the Siddipet khans (a design pattern) rather than the Ikat rumals (a design pattern).