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GI Tagged Odisha Handlooms: A Treasure Trove of Tradition and Craftsmanship

Introduction Odisha is a state in eastern India that boasts of a rich cultural heritage and a thriving textile industry. Among its many specialties, Odisha handlooms stand out for their intricate designs and fine quality. In recent years, these handlooms have been granted the Geographical Indication (GI) tag, which acknowledges their unique identity and safeguards […]

Introducing you to Orissa Sambalpuri Sarees

Sambalpuri handloom silk sarees are a popular traditional handwoven saree that features motifs such as shells, wheels, and flowers inspired by ancient history of Odisha. The saree is made by tie-dyeing the warp and weft before weaving. While Sambalpuri saree online shopping has made it easier to purchase, these sarees are mainly produced in Odisha […]

Textiles Of Odisha (The Handloom Story)

The distinctive hand-woven textiles of Odisha (Orissa) in unusual patterns and vibrant colours have supported a thriving cottage industry employing thousands. Odisha (Orissa) is famous for its silk ikat weaves created by an intricate process called the “bandha” in which warp and weft threads are tie-dyed to produce the pattern on the loom while weaving. […]

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