Dongria Shawls are Woven by the Dongria Kondh - primitive tribe of Odisha, staying in Rayagada and Kalahandi districts of Southwestern Odisha. They are the famous inhabitants of Niyamgiri Hills, who fought against a mining giant and protected their Lord 'Niyam Raja' and their green hills from destruction. ‘Dongr’ means ‘field on mountains’. Unwed Dongria girls sit at ‘Dongr’ embroidering beautiful geometric patterns on plain handwoven shawls, for their to-be-husband. Work of love takes over a month for a single shawl. These are the authentic shawls made by the Dongria women, with rough texture and thick organic cotton.