Sambalpuri Bandha Saree & Fabrics from GI (Geographical Indications) document says that Tie & Dye weaving in western Odisha came into existence during 600 BC. In traditional handwoven ikat or baandha, one of warp/weft is tied and dyed prior to weaving (single ikat) or both warp and weft are tie-dyed before weaving (double ikat). Weavers are distributed in Bargarh, Boudh, Sonepur, Bolangir, Nuapada & Sambalpur & some parts of Dhenkanal, Kalahandi, Sundargarh, Jharsuguda districts where Meher community reside. For weaving, traditional pit loom with throw/fly shuttle technique is used. Varieties are Sonepuri, Pasapali, Bomkai, Sachipar, Bichitrapuri, Bapta (Cotton & Silk mixed) etc, sarees.Aswini is a special type of Sambalpuri saree. It comes in both cotton and silk. It is mentioned as one of the special varieties of Sambalpuri sarees in GI document of ‘Sambalpuri Sarees and Fabrics’. It is a masterpiece work of craftsmanship in double ikat. Check out the intricate jhoti anchal work and also the body- multiple color squares enclosed inside lines going vertically and horizontally. The five phulia border is also a beauty. To be draped in this ethereal weave is to be in seventh heaven!! Made on Earth with love from our Sambalpuri weavers, and with the subtle power to propel you to heaven with it’s elegance.
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