IKKAT COTTON SUIT ...
( TOP : ORGANIC COTTON AND ARTISAN WEAVED CALLED IKKAT )
( BOTTOM : PLAIN HANDLOOM COTTON )
( DUPPATTA : ORGANIC PLAIN COTTON DUPPATTA )
Ikkat is a particular fabric pattern that is achieved with a process called resist dyeing, in which various techniques are used to make certain parts of the fabric “resist” dyeing. Despite the fact that “ikkat” is produced traditionally in many places of the world, this malay term for the pattern has stuck in the international fashion design lexicon.Early in the history of human civilization, peoples around the world determined that it was possible to make incredibly intricate and beautiful garments by binding yarn together in desired patterns and dying it in bunches. It’s unclear where, exactly, ikat fabric first appeared, but it’s a central cultural artifact of many East Asian, Southeast Asian, Middle Eastern, and European civilizations.Ikkat fabric can be made with any textile fiber that takes well to dye. Common traditional ikat materials include silk and wool, but you can also dye rayon, polyester, and a variety of other synthetic fibers the same way.