The New-Look Sambalpuri Cotton Saree

The traditional Sambalpuri Saree in its cotton and silk versions is a captivating fabric from the tribal belt of Odisha. Sambalpur in the state of Odisha, India, is famous for its Sambalpuri variety of cotton and silk sarees, using Ikkat patterns or the tie-dye method in their making. Cotton and mercerized cotton are used in making sambalpuri cotton saris. The appeal of Sambalpuri mercerized Cotton sarees … Continue reading The New-Look Sambalpuri Cotton Saree

The soft allure of the Jamdani Silk saree

Jamdhani or Jamdani is a hand-woven technique of Bengal that creates patterns of various colours and designs on silk or cotton sarees. Jamdani has its roots in Dhaka, Bangladesh that later took on the form of a fine art of weaving in present day Bengal. The fine cotton fabric is deftly embellished with intricate motifs that are expertly woven into the fabric. The Jamdani weaving … Continue reading The soft allure of the Jamdani Silk saree

A new fibre for fashion – the Jute Saree

Jute Sarees are known for their durability and shine quality. Beautifully blended with other fibres like Cotton and Silk, Jute Sarees have yielded a wide range of designs and patterns in brilliant colours and innovative prints. Steadily gaining popularity as a textile fabric with good properties like breathability, good insulation, anti-static property and causing no skin irritation, it is highly preferred material. Jute has excellent blending qualities with … Continue reading A new fibre for fashion – the Jute Saree

The dreamy outcomes of the exotic Bandhani

Bandhani or Bandhni or Bandhej, a highly-skilled process involving the Tie-Dye method, has the base fabric first tied at several points by threads and then the threads are dyed. The manner in which the tying is done decides the resulting pattern, which could be Leheriya, Mothra, Ekdali or Shikari. Patterns which emerge are generally dots, strips, waves or squares. Fabrics like Bandhani sarees are made … Continue reading The dreamy outcomes of the exotic Bandhani

The charm and allure of the Uppada Silk Saree

Uppada near Kakinada, A.P., India, is famous for its Uppada silk and cotton handloom sarees, known for their intricate geometrical patterns, floral designs and exquisite embroidery. A Hub, for traditional handloom sarees with a unique style of weave, the creations are recognized as the Uppada brand of sarees. Nice prints, colourful borders, attractive pallus and lovely thread work adornments, visible and very much evident in … Continue reading The charm and allure of the Uppada Silk Saree

The soft allure of the Jamdani Silk saree

Jamdhani or Jamdani is a hand-woven technique of Bengal that creates patterns of various colours and designs on silk or cotton sarees. Jamdani has its roots in Dhaka, Bangladesh that later took on the form of a fine art of weaving in present day Bengal. The fine cotton fabric is deftly embellished with intricate motifs that are expertly woven into the fabric. The Jamdani weaving … Continue reading The soft allure of the Jamdani Silk saree

The extraordinary traditional skill of Dabu Printing

Dabu Printing is an age old ethnic tradition that has stood the test of time as a unique way of dyeing and printing. Practised mostly in Rajasthan, it has churned out extraordinary fabrics of brilliant colours and mind-blowing designs that have left modern pundits dumbstruck. The seemingly ordinary process of Dabu Printing Dabu printing is a unique art form. This mud-resist hand-block printing is practiced mostly … Continue reading The extraordinary traditional skill of Dabu Printing