This is a video on my father late Sri Chiluveru Ramalingam's ikat art [tie and dye weaving] shot by T NEWS. The film shows my father's hand-woven portraits of national leaders, three pallu saree[mudu kongula cheere] without a stitch, teliya rumal with vegetable colours and several experiments in tie and dye technique.
The most amazing feat was a saree woven on the bullock cart on the way to the temple. By the time he reached the temple, he would have completed the weaving!! The exclusive saree is, of course, offered to the goddess Mahankali, on the occasion of Bonalu. This annual feat in Boodan Pochampally disappeared with my father..."
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