Red border nabakothi silk saree
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.
Double nabakothi type motifs bordered sarees are very traditional sarees of Nuapatna, made since centuries.
This Double Animal Khandua Silk Saree is a beautiful red black Khandua silk saree with broad two horizontal lines on bottom containing motifs of elephants, kalash, chita & parrots within blocks or kothis while the two horizontal lines on top have lotuses, lions, flower plants & deer inside kothis, while the middle part remains red all through body!
The anchal has many big animals like lion, elephant, deer & tiger, along with trees, fishes & flowers!! What a spectacular work of ikat!