Handlooms are timeless and if you want to invest in one (or some), ikat is great. I still appreciate and cherish the hand-me-down ikat sarees from my mother. I recently stumbled upon a brand that keeps the tradition of handlooms alive and uplifts the weavers, and here's what's awesome about it.
Indysutra is a Hyderabad-based brand that has a couple of things in its kitty - handmade ikat cushion covers, sarees, jewelry, dress materials, and even home decor and furnishings. The brand is actively involved in the weaving, designing, and finishing process, which basically is the entire production. They make a couple of runs to meet their weavers and prefer staying close to the community. As a matter of fact, all the cushion covers and sarees they sell are weaved right in front of them. And the best part? Everything is 100 per cent handloom. If you're looking to buy elegant ikat cushion covers for your space, go for the pack of two covers that come for INR 699 only.
We also recommend checking out their ikat sarees priced between INR 1,500-4,000. They've got Gollabhama and Mangalagiri sarees. Their home decor range is all about naturally dyed durries that can brighten up any room. Apart from these, their handmade jewellery collection is great to go with sarees.