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, sarees. This is a 'Peri Peri' pattern meaning a band of ikat work (here beautiful boita or ships) are sandwiched vertically between two checkered blocks of S-shape bandha or tie and dye work across the length of the saree. The anchal has jhoti (alpana) bandha work woven on it. Make this a chic addition to your wardrobe for special occasions at any time of the year! Wear this peri peri silk saree to charm one and all!
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