Kotpad handloomis a vegetable-dyed fabric woven by the tribal weavers of the Mirgan community of Kotpad village in Koraput district, Odisha, India. The natural dye is manufactured out of the Aul tree grown in this area. Since, it is prepared out of natural resources which are non-toxic and hence non-harmful to the skin. The powerful and vibrant colours ranging from rust and black used to weave this saree depend on the age of the root bark and the proportion of the dye used and is obtained with the addition of harikari or sulphate of iron. The motifs woven on the body and pallu reflects the cross cultural linkage of the area. These motifs are developed by the extra weft technique. Solid border effect of the saree is brought up on which pig by pig insertion of thread by use of multi shuttle by interlocking method. This saree comes attached with a matching blouse piece.
Handwoven Kotpad cotton saree is woven by using blue and sea green colour naturally dyed yarns. Small fish and tortoise butis are woven on the saree body by using extra threads and temple design are woven on the saree border by using multiple shuttle interlocking technique. The saree pallu is woven by traditional butis stripes with extra threads. This saree comes with attached sea green plain blouse piece.
Saree 6.3M Comes with a blouse Width 47.5In Wash Care: Dry-Wash, Wash dark colours separately, Do not bleach, Dry in shade Occasion: Traditional functions, Marriage, Puja, Party and other special occasions Source: Hand Woven In Sonepur, Bargarh, Sambalpur, Balangir district, Boudh District of Odisha
Special Note: We don’t use any flashes or electronic lights to enhance the color. We believe in transparency of the product. Because of camera and natural day light the product color hues may slightly vary from that which appears in the image. Minor irregularities is the uniqueness of handlooms and makes each piece exquisite.