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Mr. Meher a textile-weaver from the state of Orissa, working in the unique ikat technique.

In ikat weaving, the threads for the warp and/or weft are carefully measured and tie-dyed before weaving so that the pattern only becomes apparent as the cloth is woven. Although most ikat patterns are angular and repetitive, skilled ikat weavers can produce rounded and asymetrical forms of great subtlety. Ikat is practiced in many parts of India, but the best-known centres for traditional ikat are in the state of Orissa in Eastern India.