Odisha very distinctive hand-woven textiles are produced by skillful hand loom weavers. In unusual patterns and vibrant colors Odia Textile products are looking very nice and attractive. Different clothes like Dhoti, Saree and dress materials are produced by Odia Textiles.
Popularity of textiles of Odisha
Odisha’s textile products are very much popular in all over the world. This state is famous for its silk ikat weaves created by an intricate process called the “bandha” in which warp and weft threads are tie-dyed to produce the pattern on the loom while weaving, these products are glory of Odia textile industry. The typical design motifs include rows of birds and animals, fish, seashells, rudraksh beads and temple spires etc are make the Odia textile products very beautiful.
Districts producing textile products in Odisha
All over the Odisha at every district textile products are produced, but Sambalpur, Berhampur, Mayurbhanj and Nuapatna produce a striking range in tassar silk with a brilliance, glaze and texture that are unmatched.
At Nuapatna in Cuttack district some rare silk fabric produced embellished with verses from the Gitagovinda is used to dress the idols at the Jagannath Temple.
The Berhampur district is well known for its Berhampuri Pata are heavy silk sarees with narrow borders, generally woven without any intricate motifs, these saris are popular at among all women.
Ganjam district, produces Bomkai cotton saris from named after a tribal village, have been influenced by tribal art, and are embroidered with temple spire patterns on the border, these saris are very beautiful and create an unique identification of Odia textiles.