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Gift for the Spouse of Prime Minister of Mauritius by Prime Minister IKKAT STOLE IN TEAK WOOD BOX

Posted On: 12 SEP 2023 1:49PM by PIB Ahmedabad

A timeless masterpiece created by the artisans of Odisha – this is a traditional mulberry silk stole adorned with the exquisite Ikat technique. ‘Ikat’ is a meticulous dyeing process on silk or cotton. It involves tying and dying specific sections of threads to produce a symphony of shades, while keeping the tied portions untouched.

As these threads intertwine, they create a resplendent fabric, graced with pale motifs against a dark backdrop. Precision is the heart of this art. Originating in the 12th century when artisans migrated from Gujarat, the legacy of Odisha Ikat endures and thrives.

The stole is presented in a Teak wood box, It has been handcrafted by artisans of Gujarat using the hardy and durable teak wood.


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