Saree is the traditional dress for Indian women. This costume is probably the oldest garment invented in India and is still considered the most beautiful and at the same time the most comfortable. The shape of this garment is made even more beautiful by weaving it by hand. Handwoven fabric sarees do not have any uniquely attractive qualities, but they will provide a livelihood for many people in Orissa. Here are some of the different Odisha sarees that should never go out of style.
1. Sambalpuri Ikat
Reflecting Bhanda-style craftsmanship, Sambalpuri fabrics range from geometric patterns to landscapes, potlatit and other motifs such as Sankha (shells), chakras (wheels) and various hula (flowers).
2. Bomkai cotton
Bomkai, also known as “Sonepuri” fabric, is a handwoven textile produced by knowledgeable weavers in the Sonepur district. It has a GI tag. Bomkai sarees are a favourite among fashion enthusiasts and a need for an impressive saree collection.
3. Berhampuri Paata
Also known as “Foda Kumba”, Pata Belhampuri has the GI mark and is famous for its temple pattern along the edges and pal area. There is another difference between this parterre. It hangs around Lord Jagannath, Lord Balabhadra and Lord Devi at Jagannath Purihi Jagannath Temple.
4. Khandua Paata
Kandua Pata is famous for having the Gita Govinda inscription. This color is traditionally red or orange and comes naturally from flesh trees. This fabric is also GI registered and available from Cuttack and Maniabandhi.
5. Kotpad cotton
Woven by tribal people in the Koraput village of Kotpad, this GI-marked fabric is renowned for its organic dyeing. Vegetables are used to create the desired colors, with the main dyes being black and maroon.
Kondha weavers from Chichegud in Kalahandi district weave magic with registered GI with Havaspuri, one of Odisha’s main cotton fabrics with fish, flower and temple motifs.
Famous for its distinctive double ikat checkerboard pattern, Saktapal is known as “Pasapari” and hails from the Bargar district of Orissa. Its most recognizable feature is the intricate pasar (checkered) pattern in contrasting colours.
In conclusion :
Choose an Orissa handwoven fabric, and let it become a part of your own narrative, a testament to your appreciation for artistry and your love for the cultural tapestry of India. Allow yourself to be captivated by the magic of these fabrics, as they weave themselves into the fabric of your own life, creating memories that will last a lifetime.