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!
Triranga means three colored lines. In this simple Kargil (big temple borders) saree, three colored lines are running across the border giving it a most different look. The anchal always has Konark Chakra common, while the motifs around it keep changing from saree to saree depending on the weaver's magic hands to produce butterflies, peacocks, lions, diamonds, conches or any other auspicious symbols! Make it your every-season and every-reason wear and shine in its glory!