Category Archives: Weaves

Ikat in Fashion 

From fashion ramps to restaurant uniforms, home decor to stationery, Ikat, the flag of post-Independent India’s handloom revival continues its influence   Ikat is persistent, prevalent. While most of these examples are printed or powerloom versions that use the motif and design formulations of the original, hand-dyed, hand-woven weave, the enduring popularity of Ikat as […]

“Dongria” The tribal weave Of Odisha

Dongria Saree made out of rare textile-like coarse organic cotton. This saree weave by dongria kandh of Rayagada District and Kalahandi district in Odisha. The Dongria Kondh is Indigenous Peoples who inhabit the plateaus of the Niyamgiri hill ranges in Odisha, India. They have magical weaving skills primarily based on geographical weave patterns developed by using an embroidery technique. The […]

“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 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 […]

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