MASTER WEAVER IN IKKAT & EXTRAWEFT NATIONAL AWARD WINNER
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Mayadhar Das comes from Nuapatna the village where ikkat weaving is practised in Odisha. Ikkat is one of the most ancient techniques of dyeing the fabric. Mayadar says it’s a family tradition and the skill is passed on from one generation to the other.
Ikkat is the most intricate and elaborate of all these methods involving resist dye as well as weaving of loose threads post the dyeing. The yarn already bears the impression of the pattern when the loom is set for weaving. If both warp and weft are resist dyed the resultant weave is called ‘double ikkat’ Generally, the core fabrics that are used in Ikat are silk and cotton, Mayadhar mainly works on silk. Mayadhar has specialized in weft ikkat which is slow weaving maintains clarity of the design.Mayadhar has been awarded by National award for his outstanding skill and contribution to the development of traditional handloom weaving of KONARK on wall hanging.
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