Sambalpuri Bandha Saree & Fabrics from GI (Geographical Indications) document says that Tie & Dye weaving in western Odisha came into existence during 600 BC. In traditional handwoven ikat or baandha, one of warp/weft is tied and dyed prior to weaving (single ikat) or both warp and weft are tie-dyed before weaving (double ikat). Weavers are distributed in Bargarh, Boudh, Sonepur, Bolangir, Nuapada & Sambalpur & some parts of Dhenkanal, Kalahandi, Sundargarh, Jharsuguda districts where Meher community reside. For weaving, traditional pit loom with throw/fly shuttle technique is used. Varieties are Sonepuri, Pasapali, Bomkai, Sachipar, Bichitrapuri, Bapta (Cotton & Silk mixed) etc, saree. Goddess Mahalaxmi is an integral part of Odisha's culture. Our classic master weavers have woven Laxmi feet on limited, masterpiece sarees! This is one such gorgeous piece, never to be missed! During Gurubaar Puja of Margasira month (Nov-Dec), it is believed that Goddess Mahalaxmi visits the house of every lady who decorates the entrances with jhoti consisting of Laxmi feet motifs, lotus motifs and other traditional patterns along with having made lots of tasty pithas (home-made sweets) and food. Intricately linked with our this proud Odia heritage, is this beautiful Laxmi feet silk saree!
Note: The anchal in latest piece from loom has changed to a more exquisite one- that of Tree of Life! In case you want to see by video call before purchasing, please book video call at +919937017033!