Pochampally Ikkat has been granted Geographical Indiaction (GI) Status.
GI Tag for Pochampally Ikkat
08 March 2021 Current Affairs:Pochampally Ikkat has been granted Geographical Indiaction (GI) Status.
Pochampally Ikat or resist dyeing involves a sequence of tying and dyeing the bundled yarn parts into a predetermined color scheme before weaving. During the Nizam era, they were exported to Myanmar (Burma), West Asia and East Africa, where they are called Asian rumors. The word “Ikat” is derived from the Malay-Indonesian mangikat, which means to bind, tie or entangle.