Handloom products form an integral part of a region’s indigenous culture, its history and the collective taste of people residing there. Orissa is no exception with its wide range of handloom cotton and silk sarees.However, there is a third variety of handloom sarees made of a blended fabric called cotton silk that are high in demand among budget buyers. Cotton silk sarees are available in gorgeous colours and intricately embroidered pallus mimicking the cotton and silk sarees of Orissa handloom. Traditionally bold shades of colours such as red, black, blue and yellow are used for these sarees which gives an extra shine to the cotton silk sarees.
Traditional sarees of Orissa have a long standing history in Oriya culture as Lord Jagannath, the presiding deity of the land is adorned in gorgeous handloom cotton silk sarees with rich embellishment every day. Historians has it shlokas (hymns) from Gita were woven into cloth and donated to the Jagannath Temple in Puri. These sarees were essentially made in handlooms by skilled weavers across Orissa in which traditional motifs symbolic of the Jagannath Temple viz. wheels, shell and flowers were used. Mostly designs are selected by the weavers and the whole process of saree making is pretty time consuming. In one month a proficient weaver can manufacture up to 8 handloom (6 cotton and 2 silk) sarees.
According to a survey by the SambalpuriBastralaya Handloom Society, over one lakh people in Orissa are employed to the handloom sector which is the highest employment zone after agriculture. A good number of families are involved in the process of weaving, dying and embroidering handloom sarees. It is an age-old custom of Orissa that brides wear traditional Sambalpuri or Bomkaisarees on their wedding day. In that case, a handloom cotton silk saree could be a great choice as a wedding gift. It will be both cost effective and perfectly match up to the traditional vibe of the occasion.
Many of us often have to struggle wearing a heavy sari especially for the beginners. For them, cotton and cotton silk handloom sarees can be a feasible option that are easy to carry and are light weight. So next time you want to buy an attractive Bomkai or a Sambalpuri silk saree online shopping is the best option to get an exclusive piece of the collection. Online shopping will help reduce the hassle of going to the crowded markets just for buying a single product.
We try to cater to the need and taste of sari lovers who want to buy handloom sarees in India online. The range is simply mindboggling as you come across number of sarees starting from Khandua to Pasapalli in fabulous colours and designs. You will be spoilt of choices as you are virtually thrown into a world of sarees where one takes over the other in every aspect. Your product will be delivered at your doorstep with proper safety measures.