The Sambalpuri Handwoven Saree is very special for the people in Odisha, as that is where it originally originated. It has been loved by the people not only in the country, but all over the world as well. These sarees are purely hand woven and attain special cotton that is very light to carry. It holds immense emotions of Odisha and a lot of its cultural values as well.
There speciality of these sarees is that they are perfectly hand woven, and eventually take a long time to be produced. It takes about a minimum of two weeks for the manufacturing of the Sambalpuri Handwoven Saree. This type of Saree became really popular in the 1980-1990’s, when the former Prime Minister of India, Mrs. Indira Gandhi was seen in them.
This was introduced in Odisha in the 11th Century, and eventually became famous after that. The fabrics used in these sarees imitate a manner of craft called the Baandha, which helped it become famous in the country. Earlier, this form of craft was used to make different patterns like the landscapes, geometric, and the animals and plants. This is where this design is inspired from, and is perfectly hand woven by the employs to get the best results.
As it takes a lot of time for the production of the Sambalpuri Handwoven Saree, it holds a lot of value among the people of the country. As every design on this saree is abstract and different from each other, it makes it all the more special and unique. This makes the saree look rich in traditions, and eventually has a positive and different impact on the people all over.
There has been a great demand of the Sambalpuri Handwoven Sarees across the globe, as they hold high cultural values and emotions of the country as a whole.
A few techniques that are involved in making the Sambalpuri Handwoven Saree:
• Continuous dips are given to the material in the boiling water so that it grabs the colour of the dye
• The cotton or the silk material is dyed directly
• Equal colour is printed everywhere; this is possible only because of the extra care given to the detailing