This Kalamkari Dupatta from Andhra Pradesh has been woven using the resist-dyeing/Ikat technique, which produces the unique patterns adorning the fabric. Intricate designs, traditional motifs, rich flavour of colours and a distinct smell makes Kalamkari Cotton Dupatta a coveted treasure. Add a elegance and class to your wardrobe with this Kalamkari Dupatta.
FABRIC: Cotton fabric is a natural fabric and is used to make light weight dupattas. This material is a favorite because it keeps the wearer cool and is easily washed. Cotton fabric is very popular in a tropical country like India, because of the soft twist imparted by the hand, maintains the hairiness of the yarn to an extent, which gives maximum comfort. Cotton is used to create beautiful dupattas and is an integral part of the dupatta weaving tradition of India.
CARE: Before washing a cotton dupatta for the first time, soak it for 10-15 minutes in a bucket of warm water mixed with rock salt. This will ensure that the colour latches on to the dupatta and will prevent the dupatta from ‘bleeding’ colour during subsequent washes. Use only a mild detergent to wash a cotton dupatta. Do not wring it vigorously; instead, hang it over a water-tap and allow the excess water to drain off, always starch cotton dupatta (after wash) to ensure that they retain their crispness and stay stain-free. Hang the dupatta to dry in a shaded area only as allowing the sun’s rays to directly hit the dupatta will cause the colour to fade. Store the dupatta in an airy cupboard that is devoid of humidity and direct sunlight.
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