First GI ( Geographical Indication) of Odisha in 2005-06 was accorded to Kotpad Sarees and Fabrics. Kotpad sarees are made from vegetable dyed fabric which are used used as bridal fabric by tribals of Kotpad, Koraput region since centuries. The extra weft wound on “Nari” is used to develop tribal motifs like fish, conch, crab, butterfly, pigeon, duck, snake, axe, boat hand fan, oar, temple etc. The root bark of older Aul tree is collected in between rainy and winter season and is used as raw material for dyes. The magnify effect of border is brought up by pick by pick insertion of thread by use of multi shuttle by interlocking method. The earthy fragrance of Kotpad endears it to all. Talk of true sustainable clothing and you get the Kotpad weaves!
This plain white cotton kotpad fabric with butis is true joy as it falls beautifully on your skin and its earthy fragrance mesmerises the soul!