Sambalpuri saris are a symbol of tradition, culture and intricate technique. They have long been an important part of the ethnic Indian female attire and have been unadulterated in the present western culture inspired apparel world.
Sambalpuri Sari is a traditional hand woven Ikat sari where in the warp and the weft is tie-dyed before weaving. Today the Baandha fabric is popularly known by its geographical and cultural name Sambalpuri owing to the pioneering efforts of Sri Radhashyam Meher, who brought about a radical improvement in the skills of the craftsmen and the quality of the products.
Sambalpuri sarees are known for their incorporation of traditional motifs like Shankha (shell), Chakra (wheel), phula (flower), all of which have deep symbolism, but the highpoint of these sarees is the traditional craftsmanship of the 'Bandhakala', theTie-Dye art reflected in their intricate weaves, also known as Sambalpuri "Ikkat".
Baandha fabric is created using a tie-dye technique. The yarns are tied according to the desired patterns to prevent absorption of dyes, and then dyed. The yarns or set of yarns so produced is called 'Baandha'. The unique feature of this form of designing is that the designs are reflected almost identically on both side of the fabric.Once the frabic is dyed it can never be belached in to other colour. This versatile technique enables a craftsman to weave colourful designs, patterns and images into a fabric capable of inspiring a thought or conveying a message. Thus Baandha can be defined as "A length of systematically arranged yarn, dyed according to a preconceived design in such a manner so as to enable a weaver to portray the design when the yarn is converted to a fabric through the process of weaving".
Material : Mercerized Cotton
Make : Hand Woven
Thread Count : 100/120
Length : 5.40 mt
Width : 1 meter 20 cm
Body Colour : Light Blue With White
Weight : 530 gm
Blouse Piece : 70 cm
Wash Care : Preferably Dry Wash,Do Not Bleach,Dry In Shade