It’s Raining IKAT In Town!

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The ‘Pochampally IKAT Art Mela 2016’, conducted by Pochampally Handloom Park Ltd., is being held at the City Gallery, 42 Cement Road, Ramnagar (Nagpur), from 10 am to 9 pm. The Nine Day-Expo has been wowing the city fashion connoisseurs and will conclude on the 20th of April 2016. Having garnered an overwhelming response across states; it’s now time for Nagpur to revel in some silken splendour.

The Mela offers a splendid display of handloom products – exclusive, hand-woven Ikat bed and home linens, dress materials, silk, sico, cotton sarees in exquisite and contemporary colours by famous designers, skilfully created by the world famous weavers of Pochampally.

I take immense pride in being a part of the Inaugural Event where I also learnt that the ‘authentic, handmade Pochampally IKATS’ contribute to the ‘Make In India’ Campaign. What is remarkable about the organisation is that it is a source of livelihood for the women artisans alike. Talk of women empowerment! I would like to express gratitude to Mr Lavakumar Bharata (Director, Handloom Park), for having us over.

I was besotted by the gamut of ‘eco-friendly, skin-friendly and handcrafted woven delights. Summery, festive, bridal, vibrant or mellow hues; name it and you will be spoilt for choice on this shopping spree. I picked up the relatively rare ‘Double Ikat’, an artistry wonder. Head over to the IKAT Art Mela and own the global fashion trend.


LEFT- Top: Sonam Kapoor; Bottom: Diya Mirza; RIGHT- Top: Cameron Diaz; Centre: Paris Hilton; Bottom: Jennifer Aniston

PICTURE CREDIT: thepurplewindow, highheelconfidential,,

IKAT: A Global Fashion Trend

One of the oldest forms of textile decoration and weaving style, Ikat Print has been ruling the fashion circuit worldwide. Raw, ethnic, summery and a strong cultural yet exotic vibe – what’s not to love! The celebs are donning it with elan. Be it Sonam Kapoor, Vidya Balan, Shruti Hassan, Diya Mirza, Michelle Obama, Paris Hilton, Kate Middleton, Heidi Klum, Kristin Bell, Ashley Greene, Jessica Alba.



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