Monday, June 12, 2017

Maniabandha Saree Tradition.

The famous handloom weaving craft of Maniabandha Ikat Saree from odisha is the living Buddhist village of Maniabandha(Nuapatna) was displayed live at Patha Utsav with many women member from a city-based organization and lady officers of the Odisha Government doing a fashion parade of sorts on the Nabakoti Style of Textiles, which is basis of the Maniabandha pattern and is well-known world over.  As per the tradition and legend, the locality, where presently Maniabandha sarees are being weaved had a prominent link with Buddhism and many families are still practicing the Buddhist traditions in their day-to-day lives. 

Image By: Pragatibadi

Now every women's love to wear handloom sarees and wants to promote the handloom and handicrafts products.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Sonam Kapoor Stunning Golden Glamour at Cannes 2017.

Bollywood Star Sonam Kapoor has closed the red carpet appearance at the 70th Cannes Film Festival in style. The 31-year-old actress glitter in an all-golden outfit designed by Ellie Saab. She styled her look with 42 carats of Chopard diamonds. She Looks Like a diva.

Sonam Kapoor

Monday, May 22, 2017

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan Stuns In Red Ralph And Russo Gown

Another Stunning look by most beautiful Bollywood Actress Aishwarya Rai at the Cannes red carpet is here. And this time She wears a red colored ruffled gown by Ralph and Russo accessorized with a pair of earrings. Bold make-up and wavy hair do rounded out her look. She looked Fabulous in red gown!

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan

Thursday, May 18, 2017

World famous Maniabandha Village.

The Village Maniabandha has it's name in worldwide for the large scale production of handloom Silk and cotton sarees according to the need and choice of global customers. The state odisha was known as UTTKALA and the word UTTKAL is the combination of two words that is UTT means too better and Kala means art. So maniabandha reflect the kala on tie and dye for weaving the beautiful Ikat fabrics.

Maniabandha Ikat cotton saree

Maniabandha Tie and dye process wall hanging

If any body visiting puri to see our Lord Jagannath must have been attract towards the vibrant colored cloths of the Lord Known as Patabastra or Pata Khandua which made in maniabandha.

Saturday, April 1, 2017

Kantha Sarees are now for a fashion statement.

Kantha embroidery designs is done by hand, by the villager craftswomen in the Fulia and Santipur region of West Bengal. These women usually don't have much idea but they  learn the art at home and pass it down through the new generations. Along with saris, they also made embroidery kurtas, dupattas, dress material and home furnishings products. 

As with sarees, dupattas with kantha embroidery are usually made of pure silk, tussar silk or cotton. These kantha Stitch products looks too gorgeous and eye catching. Now a days people love to wear in several occasions. 

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Tools Used in Handloom Ikat production.

1. Charka:
Charka is for winding of yarn on the bobbin. A bobbin is a cylinder spindle on which yarn or thread is wound for weft ikat.

2. Warping machine on which yarn for warp ikat is prepared.

Frame for designing.

3. Frame:
Frame used to obtain beautiful designs on weft ikat. Designs are marked on the yarn which is tied to the frame.

4. Loom:
Loom, the weaving process.The bobbin is fitted to it and then attached to the loom for weaving of the yarn into fabric.

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Sambalpuri Handlooms – From the Gifted Land of Odisha(Sambalpur).

Sambalpuri cotton saris are prefer for daily wear as well as casual occasions and generally housewives and college going girls love to wear them.

Sambalpuri cotton sari.

There are varieties to the sambalpuri sari with some unique names given placed on the place of their sambalpuri weaves. Like Bargarh, Sonepur, sambalpur, Bolangir, Boudh are the main location to weave the traditional sambalpuri saris, sonepuri saris, Pasapalli saris, Bomkai saris ,Bapta are the variety names for the different types of sambalpuri fabric.