Monthly Archives: October 2019

Textiles Of Odisha (The Handloom Story)

The distinctive hand-woven textiles of Odisha (Orissa) in unusual patterns and vibrant colours have supported a thriving cottage industry employing thousands. Odisha (Orissa) is famous for its silk ikat weaves created by an intricate process called the “bandha” in which warp and weft threads are tie-dyed to produce the pattern on the loom while weaving. […]

Maheshwari Sarees: A Story Of Royalty

The quintessential saree has remained one of the most favourite canvasses for Indian weavers. Craftsmen from all over the country have found an unadulterated freedom of expression in this nine yards of fabric, and perhaps this is why India is home to some of the finest handloom fabric traditions since time immemorial. One such beautiful […]

“Kotpad” The Tribal Tale Of Odisha

‘Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication,’ said Leonardo Da Vinci. Nothing exemplifies this more than the simple but stunningly sophisticated Kotpad weaves from the Koraput District of Orissa. This textile tradition lay undiscovered in the jungles of Central India, until the Festival of India’s Viswakarma exhibitions in the early 1980s. Emerging from the core of a […]

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