Telia Rumal, also known as the ‘Asia rumal’ is an ikkat produced for local wear and trade in the Andhra Region.Ikat, the technique in which the warp and weft can be tie-dyed to create programmed patterns when woven was practiced widely in India. Masulipatnam, a centre of trade and textile production was well known for the telia rumal, a multi-purpose cloth used as a loin cloth, lungi, turban, drape or sari. The use of large quantities of oil or tel in the preparation of the yarn earned this textile the name telia. This is a single ikkat telia sari with a grid-like pattern.

Date/Period
20th century
Region
Andhra Pradesh, India
Dimension
Object size: 112.0 x 216.0 cm
Accession No.
2013-00566
Material
Cotton
Collection of
Indian Heritage Centre
Category
Textiles