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. Forests have always been an integral part of Odisha geography, history and culture. Our classic master weavers have woven the forest patterns and tribals on limited, masterpiece sarees! This is one such gorgeous piece, never to be missed! Tissue silk woven with mulberry silk gives shiny sheen to this saree, making it a gorgeous piece to be worn during wedding, engagement and other such auspicious occasions requiring some glimmer and glamour!
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