This elegant piece of Kotpad is unique with the dual tone effect. The Kotpad Saree is of grey and off-white colour with little red interlocking threads. The borders of the saree is of off-white colour with dual effect of grey flowing from the middle portion body. The color combination gives us spiritual vibes. This spiritual story of the saree is enriched with small red and white motifs. There are little triangles, birds, fish, flowers and rhombus on the body that makes the saree a part of the temple. These colours are brought from vegetable dyes.
Kotpad Sarees are made by the Mirgan community of the town of Koraput named Kotpad. The dyeing process of the saree is more captivating. The colours of dye are usually from roots of AAL tree and vegetables. The dyeing and drying is done twice to thrice to get a darker and bolder shade. The borders are made by interlocking threads and creating patterns of conch, boat, fish, temple and many patterns and structures. The borders of the sarees are bold and attractive with a dual tone. This relic of Odisha requires about a month to be this gorgeous and worthy.
The handloom of Kotpad is titled on the basis of the village called Kotpad in Koraput District of Odisha. These handlooms are vegetable dyed-fabrics woven by the Mirgan Community of the Kotpad village.
The speciality of these sarees lies in the fact that it has been prepared out of natural resources which are not at all toxic & harmful and hence it is beneficial for the skin. The natural dye is produced from the Aul tree grown in this area.
The motifs woven on the body and anchal (pallu) somehow reflects the culture of that area. These motifs are woven by the intricate extra weft technique.
Kotpad Handlooms were the first handlooms to get a GI (geographical Indication tag) from Odisha in the year 2005.
Length – 6.4 Mtrs
Wrap*weft (Tana*Bana) – Cotton*Cotton
Blouse - Yes
Fabric – Vegetable Dye Cotton
Color hues may vary from that which appears in the image
Purchasing this product would render 22 Days of livelihood.
- Suggested dry cleaning
- Please Do not squeeze or wring
- Store in clean, dry place away from insects, dust, excessive light and moisture.
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