Category Archives: Weaves

“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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