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! “Sachipar” is actually a sambalpuri saree with lines criss-crossing across length and breadth of the body. The Khandua weavers have reproduced the same in the Khandua style by: (i) making borders with fish, duck and flower motifs repeating (ii) typical khandua temples running across border (iii) pallu having alternating lines of ducks, flowers, plants with flower and leaf patterns. Such a Khandua sachipar looks elegant beyond imagination!