Blue Lotus Khandua Silk
Khandua Facts from GI (Geographical Indications) Document: Origin of Khandua traces back to 12th Century AD and it is closely associated with Lord Jagannath Temple rituals at Puri, Odisha. Khandua is the Weave of the single largest cluster in Odisha at Nuapatna. Here, 10,000 weavers are present with approximately 6000 looms. The Weaves varieties are Nabarangi, Tarabali, Gitagobinda Bastra etc. Common Motifs are Star, temple, conch, rudrakshya, fish, chakra, lotus, swan, peacock, parrot, deer, elephant, horse, lion etc. Nature truly is the origin of all designs. Man is just an intelligent being, trying to decipher nature eternally and depicting it through various art. Here, it is the best of single ikat! Single ikat means one out of warp and weft is tied and dyed prior to weaving, giving curvilinear ikat patterns par excellence in the finished weave!
Lotus Design is a very old design of Khandua silk. It is a woven all over the body of this blue saree and anchal also has the flower woven over blue. It gives us immense pride to revive and present this khandua weave, filled with heritage of our Nuapatna weaving cluster!
Wear glory woven by hand with love and exclusivity and not mass-produced by a noisy powerloom machine! Make an ethical, informed choice and help our heritage live eternally!
The specially designed blouse worn by model can be purchased here- GOLDEN SHIMMER CHHATU (BLOUSE)