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Bomkai Sari

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Handloom saree of Odisha

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Handloom saree of Odisha

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All about Sambalpuri Saree

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All about Sambalpuri Saree

Sambalpuri Saree is a traditional handwoven ikat or sari or saree (Locally called sadhi) wherein the twist and the weft is coloured before weaving. It is delivered in the Bargarh, Sonepur, Sambalpur, Balangir area, Boudh District of Odisha. Sambalpuri sarees are known for their consolidation of conventional themes like shankha (shell), chakra (wheel), phula (blossom), all of which have profound imagery, yet the highpoint of these sarees is the customary craftsmanship of the 'Bandhakala', the Tie-color workmanship reflected in their perplexing weaves, otherwise called Sambalpuri "Ikkat". In this method, the strings are first creatively coloured and later woven into a...

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Famous Applique Work of Pipli

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Famous Applique Work of Pipli

The village of Pipili is well known for its applique work. Applique comes from the French word appliquer, meaning "to put on". There are two variants of this technique: appliqué, where a fabric shape is sewn over a base layer, and reverse applique, wherein two layers of fabric are laid down, and a shape is subsequently cut out from the upper layer, exposing the lower layer, before both are stitched together. Watch the video below and see how they make Appliques at Pipli

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What is Ikat Process?

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What is Ikat Process?

Ikat, or ikkat, is a dyeing technique used to pattern textiles that employ resist dyeing on the yarns prior to dyeing and weaving the fabric. In ikat, the resist is formed by binding individual yarns or bundles of yarns with a tight wrapping applied in the desired pattern. The yarns are then dyed. The bindings may then be altered to create a new pattern and the yarns dyed again with another colour. This process may be repeated multiple times to produce elaborate, multicoloured patterns. When the dyeing is finished all the bindings are removed and the yarns are woven into...

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