Laxmi-Pada Sambalpuri Saree…

Manabasa Gurubar, a traditional Odia festival about women empowerment and caste equality, that’s celebrated every Thursday in the month of Margashira, was observed in Odia households. The festival is also known as Margashira Laxmi Puja. The first Manabasa Gurubar of this month started on the Thursday right after Kartika Purnima. It’s believed that Goddess Mahalaxmi visits every household on these days and blesses people […]

“Pattachitra”

Pattachitra style of painting is one of the oldest and most popular art forms of Odisha. The name Pattachitra has evolved from the Sanskrit words patta, meaning canvas, and chitra, meaning picture. Pattachitra is thus a painting done on canvas, and is manifested by rich colourful application, creative motifs and designs, and portrayal of simple […]

“Sambalpuri Saree” One of a kind Weave of Odisha

Ordinary craftsmanship of extraordinary creation—that is bandha kala. One can say this for two reasons. Firstly, ordinary craftsmen of Odisha living ordinary lives and in some cases in abject penury, display extraordinary creativity in producing some of the most exquisite designs in textiles.  The traditional animal motifs of elephant, duck, lion, deer along with conch […]

BERHAMPURI SAREE OR BERHAMPUR PATA

Berhampuri Patta (Phoda Kumbha) Saree & Joda- Introduced at Berhampur town in 14th century AD by the Mohuri king.  Also known as the silk city of India, Berhampur – or the city of Lord Brahma – in Odisha – is where the famed, yet now flailing, Berhampuri Patta silk saris are woven. Unique for the […]

Glorious Tales of Odisha Ikkat

The name ‘Ikat’ comes from a Malay word meaning to tie or to bind. The name encapsulates the elaborate process behind the realisation of this unique fabric. The traditional manufacturing technique consists of marking, tying and resist dyeing the design into the yarn before the fabric is woven to create its characteristic vibrancy of colour […]

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