The Dangaria Kandha or Dongria Kondh people are members of the Kondhs. They are located in the Niyamgiri hills in the state of Odisha in India.‘Dongr’ means ‘field on mountains’. As per the tradition of the tribes, the unmarried Dongria girls sit at ‘Dongr’ embroidering beautiful geometric patterns on plain handwoven shawls, for their would be husbands. Triangles represent Niyamgiri Hills- the home of the primitive tribal group of Dongria Kondhs. On a later stage, weavers from Nuapatna and Sambalpur took inspiration from these and created length sarees in both cotton and silk, and we call them 'Dongria Sarees'. These weavers incorporate those intricate geometric shapes on the sarees making it exquisite in its own way.


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