Black, White & Red Handcrafted Ikat Telia Long Scarf
Length 2.44 & Width 0.93 metres
Cotton & Azo-Free Dye
Red & black and white. Colours on the actual product may vary slightly.
This is the iconic and rare Telia Rumal, also known as Telia Patti or Telia Handloom. This traditional handcrafted textile from Telangana holds a significant place in the cultural heritage of the region. Once used by the high officials of the Nizam's administration the Telia Rumal is cherished for its exquisite craftsmanship, vibrant colours, and intricate designs.
The Telia Rumal has a history dating back several centuries and what makes it timeless is the effort that goes into making it. The Telia Rumal is a double Ikat weave where both the weft and the warp are tied and dyed at the yarn stage, before weaving. The name Telia Rumal has an interesting back story. The first part comes from the process. Once dyed the yarn here is treated with a mixture of castor oil (hence telia) to retain its colour and (it is believed) lend it its cooling property. The name rumal or handkerchief refers to the early usage of the Telia Rumal - as it was originally a square piece of cloth used as headgear.
FAQ for Telia Rumal
1. What is Telia Rumal?
Telia Rumal is a traditional handwoven fabric from Telangana, India. The name is derived from a dyeing process known as 'Telia' or oil resist dyeing technique and it is made with intricate designs.
2. What is unique about Telia Rumal?
Telia Rumal stands out for its intricate motifs, vibrant colors, and the oil resist dyeing technique used during its production. This technique involves treating the fabric with oil to create a resist effect to keep the colours strong.
3. Can Telia Rumal only be used as a dupatta?
While Telia Rumal is commonly worn as a dupatta, it can also be used in various other ways. It can be draped as a stole, worn as a headscarf, or even used as a decorative piece in furnishing home.
4. How can I care for my Telia Rumal dupatta?
It is recommended to hand wash Telia Rumal dupattas in mild detergent and cold water. Avoid soaking them for too long and dry them in shade to prevent color fading. Ironing on a low setting is advisable to retain the fabric's texture and quality.
5. Where can I purchase authentic Telia Rumal dupattas?
Authentic Telia Rumal dupattas can be purchased at Peepul Tree. Other trusted sources are handloom cooperatives, government emporiums, craft fairs, and online platforms that support traditional artisans and handloom weavers.
6. Can Telia Rumal be considered a sustainable and eco-friendly fabric?
Yes, Telia Rumal is often made using natural fibres like cotton and uses traditional handloom techniques, which are eco-friendly and sustainable. By supporting the craft, you contribute to the preservation of traditional weaving practices and sustainable livelihoods.
7.. Can I wear Telia Rumal dupatta with both traditional and contemporary outfits?
Absolutely! Telia Rumal dupatta's can effortlessly complement both traditional and contemporary outfits. They add a touch of elegance and cultural charm to ethnic attire while also serving as a unique statement piece when paired with modern ensembles.
8. What makes Telia Rumal a cherished textile in Telangana?
Telia Rumal holds immense cultural significance in Telangana. It represents the artistic heritage of the region and serves as a symbol of pride for the weavers and artisans who have passed down this craft through generations.
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