This eri silk ikat stole is covered with dots arranged in diagonal rays of blue, crimson and orange on a white base. Selvedges in blue and orange go across the length. Broad blue and orange jagged bands on either sides end with tassels in white.
‘Chitiki’ in weavers parlance means a dot. Ikat weaving involves a fast disappearing, painstaking, and laborious process of graphing a design, to marking on the yarn, tying and untying yarn, and dyeing each color separately. Once this process is complete, it means the chitikis are complete and the weaving of the design commences, while ensuring the chitikis in the design are intact.
Enjoy its beauty as a piece of art.