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“Look at the stars. See their beauty. And in that beauty, see yourself.“ (Draya Mooney)
Odiya art and motifs draw inspiration from its ancient culture, major Indian mythological epics, the aura and mystique surrounding Lord Jagannath, and the state’s folk tales. Many of these motifs are artistic representations of Odisha’s temples & chariots, flora & fauna, and the sky & stars. In this stunning Tarabali design Khandua saree in maroon and orange, the flowers represent twinkling stars in the sky. Drape this elegant saree and let the world look on as you dance with joy.
Fabric: Handwoven 100% pure mulberry silk
Color and Design: Maroon and orange with Tarabali design
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. Tarabali art, which is among the oldest Khandua designs, draws inspiration from the heavens above – constellations, stars and heavenly bodies which crisscross the sky. 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.