Ikat and Kalamkari are two popular Indian art forms that have evolved in the clothing you wear. Ikat is a dyeing technique that is most commonly seen in Telangana and has found its fan following across the world.
Ikat patterns are created by binding or tight wrapping bundles of yarns to create a geometric pattern with various colors. The ikat prints today are available in a variety of colors, giving the fabric a very contemporary look and feel.
Kalamkari art, on the other hand, uses natural colors and dyes to create drawings revolving around various element from nature, mythology and the epics. An art form that was traditionally very popular in Orissa, has evolved and become a fashion statement off late with various Bollywood stars and social media influencers wearing it in traditional and modern forms. Its manifestation in various women's accessories including bags, bands, bangles and so on is a proof that designers are cautiously experimenting with the art keeping the basics intact.
What has really taken the fashion world by surprise is how the art forms that were restricted to fabrics have recently manifested themselves in some fusion jewellery we see today. A perfect amalgamation of art along with funky designs, these jewellery forms can be easily worn with your sarees, skirts, and even with jeans and kurtas. It is certainly inspiring to see how home-based jewellery designers are experimenting with these art forms giving a new dimension to both handmade jewellery and art from India.
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