Upcoming actor Diya Chaya inaugurated a four-day handwoven eco-friendly handloom products, Pochampally Ikat Art Mela-2019 at Kalinga Cultural Trust, Road No 12, Banjara Hills.“It’s nice to see various apparel, particularly Ikat fabrics, silk and cotton saris, being showcased for the handloom fashion connoisseurs,” she said.
Pochampally Handloom Park director, Lava Kumar said, “Handlooms are part of an age-old Indian tradition — element of Indian culture and rich artistry, by promoting handlooms, we support the artisans and local community who have been passing on their skills for generations.”
The beauty of Ikat lies in the unpredictability of texture of the fabric, using the latest techniques. It is a textile technique in which patterns are achieved by tying and dying the yarn prior to weaving. “This unique process gives Ikat fabrics their distinct feathered identity,” he added.The expo is on till December 22 between 10 am and 8:30 pm.