Monthly Archives: April 2023

Kathiphera Silk Sarees: A Testament to the Skill and Craftsmanship of Odisha’s Weavers

Kathiphera silk sarees are an exquisite form of handloom sarees that hail from the state of Odisha in India. The word “Kathiphera” translates to “stick” in the local language, Odia, and the sarees are named after the intricate stick-designed motifs that are woven along the border of the saree, making them look distinctive and classy. […]

Unveiling the Magic of Katan Silk: A Closer Look at its Weaving Techniques and Uses

Katan Silk: A Brief Introduction Katan Silk, one of the most sought-after fabrics in the world of textiles, is known for its softness, shine, and intricate weaving techniques. This fabric is a favorite among saree lovers and designers alike, thanks to its versatility and timeless beauty. In this article, we will delve into the details […]

The Timeless Elegance of Ikat in Fashion

The technique of Ikat, which has been present for centuries, still manages to captivate the fashion world today with its timeless charm. It has a unique appeal due to its colorful and distinct patterns, which is why it has become a global trend that showcases the cultural heritage of its origins. What is Ikat? Ikat […]

My Love Affair with Handlooms of India: From Sambalpuri to Rangkat Saree

Handlooms are a significant part of India’s rich cultural heritage. Every state of India has its unique handloom, weaving technique, and designs that are an ode to its history and culture. Being a proud Indian, I have always been fascinated by the beauty and versatility of handlooms. I own a collection of handloom sarees, and […]

Organza Silk Sarees: Everything You Need to Know

Indian women have always had a penchant for exquisite fabrics that exude elegance and grace. While silk sarees have been the epitome of sophistication, affordability and availability of the fabric have always been a concern. However, with changing times, women are now looking for different fabric sarees that are not only elegant but also easy […]

Why Paying the Right Price for Handloom is Worth It

Handloom products are unique and beautiful, but they can also come at a higher cost than mass-produced items. This can sometimes make consumers hesitant to pay the right price for handloom, and instead, fall for discounts that seem like a good deal. However, in this article, we will discuss why paying the right price for […]

The Beauty and Limitations of Santal Phuta Saree: A Buyer’s Guide

As a saree seller, I often get asked about Santal Phuta saree, a beautiful handwoven saree with tribal motifs. While this saree is popular among the Santhal tribe in Odisha and has gained popularity in recent years, it has some limitations that buyers should be aware of before making a purchase. Phuta/Phoda Phuta check sarees […]

The Iconic Sambalpuri Saree Worn by India’s Finance Minister

As an Odia, I take pride in the rich cultural heritage of my state, Odisha. From our exquisite temples to our unique handlooms, we have so much to offer. When Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman, the current Finance Minister of India, assumed office as the Defence Minister, she made headlines not just for her appointment but also […]

Falling in Love with Sambalpuri Sarees: My Journey to Building a Collection

  The Sambalpuri saree is a traditional handloom saree from the state of Odisha in India. This saree is known for its unique texture and intricate weaves that have been passed down through generations of skilled weavers. The motifs used in the Sambalpuri saree are typically inspired by nature and the traditional art forms of […]

Weaves of Northeast India: Explore the rich cultural heritage of the Seven Sisters

Hey there! Did you know that India is a country with many distinct cultures that coexist peacefully? Each community’s culture reflects traditions and legacy passed down from generation to generation. One of the cultural assets that have been used in our civilization for centuries is handloom. Indian handloom goods are known across the world for […]

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