Bhubaneswar: Textile of Odisha is a reflection of its cultural ethos with intricate weaves giving it a distinct flavour. The threadwork, motifs and vibrant colours make them rich and desirable.
We penned down the major weaves of Odisha, for you. Ready for a textile tour? Here we go!
Sambalpuri Ikat– Famous for the incorporation of traditional motifs like Shankha (shell), Chakra (wheel), and Phula (flower), it reflects Baandha style of craft.
Bomkai Cotton– Created by adept artisan of Sonepur district, ‘bomkai’ is handloom fabric with the GI tag and also called the ‘Sonepuri’ fabric. Bomkai sarees are quite popular among fashion connoisseurs. Perfect for days you want to fetch compliments and yet don’t want to compromise with comfort.
Berhampur Patta– Also called ‘Phoda Kumbha’, Berhampur Patta too, has the GI tag of Odisha and famous for its temple designs. The patta has another distinction, it is draped around Lord Jagannath, Balabhadra, and Subhadra in Puri temple.
Khandua Patta– Khandua Patta is special for the texts of Gita Govinda on it and traditionally red or orange in colour. The colours are procured naturally from sal tree.
Kotpad cotton– Woven by the tribes of Kotpad village in Koraput, this is one fabric famous for being dyed organically. Vegetables are used to get the colours required with black and maroon being the major shades.
Habaspuri– The Kondha artisans of Chicheguda in Kalahandi district weave magic with Habaspuri, one of the major cotton-based textile of Odisha. You can wear it all day long with no signs of discomfort.
Saktapar saree– Famous for its double ikat checkerboard pattern, Saktapar is also known as ‘passapalli’. Sarees of this fabric, usually in vibrant colours, is sure to give you a sophisticated look.
Give your wardrobe a handloom touch with these traditional weaves of Odisha.