Khandua Pata Saree
Khandua Silk Saree History
As per history, Jayadeva the great poet of the 12th century offered his 'Gitagobinda' to Lord Jagannath by way of fabrics.
He got them woven in his native birthplace Kenduli village where the lyrics of the 'Gitagobinda' were woven in the fabric.
The technique used for weaving the motifs on the fabric was by tie & dye method. Then the King of Puri issued an order to Nuapatna(Tigiria) to supply Gitagobinda fabrics.
Khanduas Silk Saree is not only ‘The pride of Odisha’ but they are rich in culture and heritage and closely associated with Lord Jagannath in many ways.
Moreover historically Jagannath’s ‘Angavastra’ is made from Khandua fabric.
Khandua Saree and Fabrics
Other than Gitagobinda Khandua Patta silk, other cotton fabrics are also used in the daily rituals of the deities.
Due to the place of origin of Khandua Pata Saree is from Cuttack and Maniabandha, the other two names given to Khandua Silk Sarees is Kataki or Maniabandhi saree.
Khandua silk Saree has a plain body or small flower motifs across the body with contrast borders and Palu Motifs like a star, temple conch, rudraksha, fish, chakra, lotus, swan, peacock, parrot, dear, elephant, lion, the dance of devdashi and different types of scenarios are shown in a khandua saree and Pallu has the motifs in horizontal rows.
Khandua Pata Saree of Orissa
The elephant in Khandua ikat from Nuapatana varies from elephant motives in ikat from Sambalpuri saree as well as ikat from other parts of Orissa.
Khandua Silk Saree has plain borders in contrast to borders with motifs in case of the other ikat of khandua pata saree of orissa.
It is also famous for its tie and dye ‘temple borders’. The weave varieties are Nabarangi, Tarabali, Gitagobinda bastra and a lot of others. Maniabandha and Nuapatna, two villages are synonymous with the production of Khandua.
Khandua Pata Saree woven with Malda Sik. The process of weaving involves several activities like winding, warping, design, setting, drafting, denting and weaving.
The artisans use traditional charkha for winding the yarn in the bobbin, mostly done by ladies. The elaborate process takes tens of hours to weave just one saree.
boyanika khandua silk saree is also famous in orisa its wear by Some most beautiful Indian actress.
In Nuapatna, the weavers have a practice of doing tie-dyeing on the weft and the wrap beam is generally a single colour.
Border portion is warp tie and dye, whereas anchal/ Pallu is weft tie-dye.
The saree is initially composed in red, yellow, maroon, and cream shading.
Khandua Pata Saree Tradition
Khandua is not only an age-old traditional handloom fabric but a beautiful fabric, which can be used for any high-end garment.
Now a day’s weavers are using other tie-dye technique to give more vibrant and beautiful clear motifs so as to increase the marketability.
The best element of this Saree is it weighs barely 300 grams. Khandua Saree has kept its traditional value with a mix of new generation touch, as indicated by the present day requirement.
This saree is perfect for women of all age groups. Khandua saree make a woman look elegant, stylish and beautiful at the same time.
The saree can be seen being used by almost all the Odissi dancers who have represented the dance in India and abroad. The visual effect of the sari is enchanting and widely cherished by many illustrious personalities.
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