Amrita Freedom Shirt Dress -Black and White Ikat
The Story Behind The Dress: The Freedom Dress has been Inspired by one of India’s greatest poets, Amrita Pritam. Her works mostly revolve around the turbulent times and theme of India’s partition, and the violence of the freedom struggle. She was considered to be the voice of feminism in the aftermath of India’s partition in 1947. In her long life and career, she wrote over 100 poems and shaped the future of literature for women. The women in Pritam’s characters were a reflection of how she lived her life - on her own terms, determined to unshackle herself from social norms and seize freedoms. The idea with this free size dress silhouette is to allow freedom from conventional sizing and structure.
Ikat is a dyeing technique used to weave patterns into textiles. It uses a technique called resist dyeing, where threads are tied and dyed before weaving. One of the most noticeable and unique attributes of surrounding an Ikat pattern is the blurriness in the design. It can also be considered to be a global design movement that spans across the centuries and originated in Asia. The word “ikat” has Indonesian and Malay roots, roughly translating to mean “tie and bind”.
The handloom Ikat fabrics sourced by Ayesha originate from the weaving cluster of Telangana, India. This design has been woven by multi-generational master weaver, Yadagiri Gajam from Puttapakka, Telangana.
- This free size shirt dress sits comfortably on all body shapes with generous sleeves for ample room for movement all throughout.
- The hemline tapers from the sides to the middle.
- Features kantha-stitch embroidered collar and sleeves.
- Comes with pockets.
100% Handloom cotton. Hand wash cold with similar colours. Do not bleach. Do not soak. Do not wring. Dry in shade in reverse. Iron on reverse.
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