There are only a few things that can reflect our personality as loudly as our homes do. And, when it comes to a home with personality, there’s nothing that speaks volumes of our rich culture and heritage than Indian fabrics.
With their splendid hues and vivid patterns – Indian fabrics have an uncanny charm that can add a dash of color and texture to your home. Their effortlessness and flexibility have made these Indian fabrics quite popular locally as well as in global markets. So, in case you are hoping to redo your home, consider imbuing a dash of ethnicity with these 5 pretty Indian fabrics. Here are some ways of utilizing Indian textures to brighten up your home:
Ikkat is a detailed dying method used on silk or cotton fabrics. This traditional tie and dye fabric was for the most part, utilized as a saree or a dupatta. However, the beautiful texture has picked up an incredible fan base, since many home experts started using it as a decor element. From drapes and carpets to lampshades and wall art, this flawless Indian print is making its presence felt. The wonderful pattern adds visual interest to any home.
2. Vegetable Dye or Kalamkari
Kalamkari is one of the oldest forms of fabric treatments. The act of depicting a story by painting it on fabric with vegetable dyes is truly unique. Indian kalamkari artists still practice the age-old method – immersing the material in resin and milk to make a gleaming impact. From the runway to home decor, Kalamkari is widely celebrated as an organic material. So, what are you waiting for? Add a dash of Indian charm to your home with framed kalamkari panels, bed linens, tapestry, and more.
3. Block Prints
If we have to name one Indian print that we absolutely love, that would be block prints. It basically is a process of printing patterns on fabrics with the help of carved wooden blocks. Having originated in Jaipur, Rajasthan, nearly 500 years ago, block print is totally handmade – artists use hand-drawn rose wood or teak wood blocks and handmade dyes to create this intriguing pattern. Think of using block prints in bed linens, curtains, rugs and table runners.
4. Warli Prints
This art form that began in Maharashtra is turning into a noteworthy player in the fabric design world, for clothing and decor. The ‘stick-figure’ styled portrayals of village life used in Warli, bestow a simplicity to things, that is truly charming. Usually painted in lighter shades on a darker foundation, Warli painting has caught the hearts of many interior experts! There is no lack of uses for this delightful material since you can utilize it on cushions, linens, lampshades and so much more. You can even paint these beautiful outlines on the exterior or interior of your house.
This one quintessential way of adding glitz to saris has now become a major part of home decor as well. The plushness and magnificence of the material is making Zari the fabric of choice for many. Decor experts are increasingly using zari-embellished fabrics in the form of cushion covers, drapes, and more.