All you need to know about magnificient sarees of Odisha

All you need to know about magnificient sarees of Odisha

Odisha has a rich heritage of textile weaving. In fact, textile weaving is a major industry which supports thousands of weavers.These are influenced by hindu religious text which revolves around Lord krishna.
Another interesting fact is that weavers in Nuapatna in cuttack district weave a special silk which has verses from the poem of Gita Govinda embroidered in them.

Sambalpur ikat - The most popular of sarees from Orissa, Sambalpur ikat uses what the locals call Bandhkala or yarn tie-dye method. The Sambalpur ikat woven in both cotton and silk use the double ikat method where both the warp and the weft yarns are tie-dyed first and then set into a pattern for weaving. These sarees are woven in Sambalpur, Berhampur, Mayurbhanj and Nupatna, and they have beautiful nature-inspired motifs like a shell,flowers,chakra and rudraksha not just on the border and pallav, but also all over the body. While the saree is often called Sambalpur Ikat,each small town where this weaving technique is used adds its own flavour the Bandha saree.

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Pasapalli - Woven in Bargarh in Orissa, the Saktapar or Pasapalli saree is an ikat saree. The design and weave of the saree is inspired by the checkerboard or passa. The saree is woven in double ikat that produce a checkerboard pattern and its border is often braced and gives the overall saree a sophisticated look.

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Habaspuri - Habaspuri is said to have been intiated by the Kondha weavers of chicheiguda in the Kalahandi district,style of weaving is influenced bt the age old tribal traditions of Kalahandi. The specially of this saree is that the extra warp temple motifs are arranged longitudinally on the border. The anchal/pallu has extra weft designs consisting of local motifs like "kumbha" (temple), fish and flowers etc.

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 Bomkai - Bomkai saree (also Sonepuri sari)is a handloom saree from Odisha, India. It is an origin of Bomkai village from Ganjam district, however later it is mainly produced by the Bhulia community of Subarnapur district. Bomkai is a tribal weave saree that draws inspirationfrom the nature to create beautiful motifs.

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Khandua - Nupatna, a small village in Tigiria block of Cuttack district,has a rich and glorious heritage in form of Khandua Sarees, often made a silk or Malda silk has the very intricate pattern all over the saree. These type of saree are worn by the women in Orissa during weddings and other festive events.

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Berhampuri Patta silk - Berhampur also known as the silk city of India or the city of Lord Bharma. Berhampuri Patta silk saris are woven. Unique for the fact that they are made in Joda (paris) - the sari for the women, and the matching joda for the men, These precious saris were once the pride of Orissa, and were worn by brides for their wedding ceremony.

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Kotpad - kotpad, the name of small weavinh village in Odisha, identifies the unique fabric known for its rich vegetable dyed reds, browns and blacks with motifs that come from another way of life.Kotpad cottons are woven in the tribal regions of Southern odisha by the Migran community.

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