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! This full body 'hyphen' ikat bandha saree is a special Nuapatna Khandua cotton. Typical flower ikat in very wide borders on both sides of the saree along with ganga jamuna temples or temples in two different colors- blue and red- on both sides, makes the look completely different. 'Scot' is mentioned as a type of saree under Khandua Sarees & Fabrics GI Document. It means that near the lower part of saree, some extra tie and dye work is done & a thick border is seen. Here, it is temples made all along the thick border and hence, "temple scot". The Khandua weavers have made this unique piece with lot of love with their dexterous skilled hands. Such a Khandua looks elegant beyond imagination!
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