Much to the delight of the fashion connoisseurs, ‘Pochampally IKAT Mela 2012’ a 7-day Handloom Products exhibition was kicked off at Y.W.C.A., St Andrews School Campus, West Marredpally, Secunderabad. The Mela organised by pochampally Handloom park , will be on till 7th November 2012
From handicrafts, silk and cotton apparel to the exclusive designer wear crafted by fashion designers & Skillfully created by world famous Weavers of Pochampally. Exhibiting Exclusive, Hand made Bed & Home Linen, Dress Materials, Silk & Cotton Saris in exquisite designs & Contemporary colours by Textile designers.
On display is a colour ful range of fabrics like home textile to apparel fabrics, stoles , scraves, and sarees in silk & Cotton, duppatas, table mats, covers, cotton shirts & Kurtis, Hand bags, and engineered blends.
Different Style and Concept : Shailaja
Smt Shailaja Ramaiyer IAS, Vice Chairmen & Managing Director, A.P. Handicrafts Development Corporation (Govt of AP), inaugurated the Mela by lighting the lamp. “Platforms such as this are required to reach out women looking for well-designed hand made cotton, silk wear & exclusive home textile” she added. “Which can see the blend of different style and concept of handloom creations coming together under one roof, this enables different weavers coming together and exhibiting their creations of different genres of handloom products in vibrant colours and textures in wide variety and styles”
Chari, CEO of Pochampally Handloom park’ Said ‘The beauty of ikat lies in the unpredictability of texture of the fabric, using the latest techniques. ‘products ranging from home textile to apparel fabrics, stoles, scraves, and sarees in silk , cotton and engineered blends’ he added.
“In this mela we are showcasing many types of variety sarees those can mesmerize and also traditional” Chari said. ’ikat is a textile technique in which patterns are achived by tying and dying the yarn prior to weaving, this unique process gives ikat fabrics their distinct feathered identity’ he explained .