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The high temple spires were dark against the overcast, grey sky. Red prayer flags fluttering in the breeze added to the surreal charm as she got ready to go inside the temple.
The simple grey backdrop of this cotton saree is accented by traditional kumbha (temple) motifs in black and red. Purple and red lines in the border, along with a black & red chakra (chariot wheel) design in the pallu, add to the beauty of the saree.
Fabric: Handwoven 100% pure cotton
Color and Design: Grey with purple & red border and traditional Kargil kumbha design; chakra pallu
Blouse Piece: Does not include blouse piece
While every effort is made to present the sarees in their natural colours, subtle variations between images and actual colours may be the result of lighting conditions and digital photography, and the colour/screen settings of your digital devices.
Slight irregularities are inherent to the process of creating traditional handwoven fabric. Instead of taking away from the beauty of the saree, they enhance its uniqueness and charm. The irregularities attest to the fact that the saree is a genuine, handcrafted product.
Heritage and Origin
Khandua, also known as Ikat, is a traditional Odiya weave famous for its exquisite craftsmanship and depiction of Bandha art. The use of motifs depicting human and natural forms, flora and fauna, temple architecture and geometrical patterns enhances its appeal. Award-winning weavers in Odisha have been reimagining weaving and dyeing techniques to keep this art form alive and, in the process, preserve India’s timeless culture.