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 unique deisgn of Indrajala(Sanskrit Word) Natural Dye(Khaira Dye) saree! In Hinduism the first creator of maya in this universe was Indra.The term Indrajala was used instead of maya in the ancient days!The Khandua weavers have made this unique piece with lot of love with their dexterous skilled hands. Such a Khandua looks elegant beyond imagination!