Thursday 24 August 2017

Odisha India Handlooms

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I am yet to visit most parts of our world. But, wherever I have been, I am conscious that I am not in my motherland, rather I am a cultural ambassador of India there. I make it a point to wear Indian clothes and use Indian products most of the time, especially when I am abroad.

Wearing Indian handlooms attracts a lot of attention. Random strangers stop by to shower gracious compliments- "Very nice costume", "So pretty", "Lovely dress", "Love the pattern/design/print", "I want something like what you are wearing!"...
The cloth/design refers to the Ikat cloth and handlooms of Odisha that I wear most of the time. 
The bright colours and patterns and varieties of dress-materials and Sarees steal hearts.
Representing Odisha India in some International events and exhibitions is an enriching experience in which I fall in love with my state and country all over again. The immense respect, love and admiration for our Indian handicrafts and handlooms is deeply touching. India through the eyes of foreigners is interesting and incredible.
Proudly showcasing an Odisha Handloom Saree with India Flag Colours!
Odisha is one state of India. Each of the 29 States and 7 Union-Territories boast of unique handlooms and designs. Such is the beauty of our incredible India. However, proper marketing and promotion is needed to showcase our treasures to the world. The world is waiting to be conquered by Indian Handlooms!

Handloom is just one gift of India.
I feel India is incredible and 'Saare Jahan Se Accha' for many other reasons.
"Janani Janmabhoomischa Swargatapi Gareeyashi"- Mother and Motherland are greater than Heaven.
Everyday I feel grateful and bow with respect to India.
May we all support 'Make In India' and 'Made In India'.
Together we can take her achievements and progress to greater heights.

More in in my posts Be IndianKaleidoscopic Indian Culture.
Indispire Topic#183- What makes India great & special?
Do you love Indian Handlooms? Do you feel they should be worn only during specific days and occasions? Do share in the comments below.


  1. It was wonderful knowing about the handlooms of Odisha :)

  2. Wow so many varieties in Orissa!!! Must be a great theme for saree parade.

  3. I have lived in Odisha for 4 long years. There is a tremendous appreciation for Samabalpuri saree. I have gifted these beautifully designed sarees to my mother and friends in many occasions.

  4. Amazing...Odisha boasts of such a large variety of hand looms.

  5. This is amazing :) considering the varieties of handloom Odissa produces...

  6. Awesome handloom maps! Love your creativity, Anita! I wanted to ask you about your ventute, Utkalamrita since the day I came to know about it, why don't you write it in your blog?

  7. Great post to poparise indigenous designs

  8. I was gifted an Ikat sari by my friend and loved it. the melange weaves and fabric of make India a very rich country.

  9. wow soul-sis...I came to Bhubaneshwar and did not buy a handloom saree. It indeed is so beautiful and i Loved the map where you have shown handloom coming from different parts of the world. I am a big fan of Bandhani from Rajasthan and Gujrat.

  10. What an in-depth article on the handloom of Odisha. Mom is an ardent lover of Ikkat sarees :)

  11. My own favorites are the sambalpuri cottons, this is from my hometown

  12. I was hoping to read about the various textiles - I hope you do a post on the varieties soon

  13. Thanks for your great noble endeavor to preserve culture and tradition of Odisha Handloom.


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