Pochampally Sarees or Pochampalli Ikat is a saree made in Boodhan Pochampally, Nalgonda district,Andhra Pradesh, India. They are popular for their traditional geometric patterns in Ikat style of dyeing.The intricate geometric design find their way into the hands of skillful weavers and make it to the market as beautiful sarees and dress material.
Basking under the glory on par with the weaves of other places (Such as Kanchi, Dharmavaram, Gadwal, Venkatagiri etc.), Pochampally weave is popularly known as ikkat or tie and dye weave. The uniqueness lies in the transfer of design and colouring onto warp and weft threads first and then weave them together. The fabric is cotton, silk and sico – a mix of silk and cotton. Increasingly, the colours themselves are from natural sources and their blends.
Pochampally has traditional looms, whose design is more than a century-old. Today this Silk City is home to more than 10000 weaving families in 100 villages.
Shop Online Pochampallys:
Pochampally Sarees – Directly from Weavers
Pochampally Handloom Park LTD – Do visit the store for some very good collection of Pochampally Handlooms in Begumpet, Hyderabad.
Few stunning Saris, Bed Spreads, Cushion Covers, Dresses, Stoles etc for your inspiration. Pochampally handloom reminds of saree with geometric patterns and lively colours. I have googled a lot to do justice by showcasing the best pictures.
Silk and Cotton Pochampallys
Designers like Rahul Mishra are reinterpreting the beauty of Pochampally Ikat using motifs in a neo graphic fashion to make Pochampally more relevant for the modern women with sarees, skirts, jump suits and dresses. Here is glance few of the designs from his collection.
Gopi Skirt with ikkat design from Radha Govindha Collection:
Handloom Pochampallys are woven as Bed Spreads, Curtains and Cusion Covers
Creative side of Pochampally Handloom Silk as beautiful Scarfs.
Pochampally as Skirts and Salwars.
Aishwarya Rai wearing Half White Pochampally Silk Saree