White Sambalpuri cotton Saree

5,013.12 (Inclusive of all taxes)

Exclusive Handwoven Nuapatna Dongaria cotton saree White  base with plain & Booty work in body, border green&red base with multiple stripes&mountain motifs, Pallu purple base with traditional Ikat ,with purple Blouse piece.




WEIGHT 600 g
DIMENSIONS 6.20 × 1.18 m
MATERIAL 2/100s*2/100s mercerized cotton

Special Instructions

  • Colour hues may slightly vary from that which appears in the image.
  • Minor irregularities are the uniqueness of handlooms and make each piece exquisite
  • First wash in cold water Wash dark and light colours separately
  • Do not squeeze or wring
  • Store in a clean and dry place, away from insects, dust, excessive light, and moisture


DongariaKondh Saree

The colourful, embroidered that you are holding has traveled hundreds of kilometers from the Niyamgiri hills located inRayagada and Kalahandi districts. Itis an integral part of the life of the DongariaKondh,one of the primitive tribal groups of Odisha,known for theirlove for colourfuloutfits and ornaments.Dwelling in the cooler climes and surrounded by dense forests, a shawl is a prominent feature of the DongariaKondha’slife.

These are known as “Kapada-Ganda” meaning “Chiefs Cloth” in kuyi language.It is loosely worn over the shoulders and upper bodyby both men and women of the tribe. For a kondh, the “Kapada-Ganda” is a prized possession that represents social status and maturity. The shawl is often presented on the occasion of a proposal for betrothal by a young boy to a girl of his liking. It is usually embroidered by the boy’s sister for the use of their brother. Women also weave the shawl for their husband and for themselves.

The saree woven at homeand then embroidered with hand by young women. The designs used are geometricand threads of three colours namely red, green and yellow are used.Each coloursymbolisessome socio-cultural values that the DongariaKondhs hold dear.While green is symbolic of nature,yellow is regarded as a sign of auspiciousness and red is a symbol of energy and power.

The craft is a rarity as it takes several weeks to create each saree and is only made in select villages such asKurli and Khajuriin Rayagada district.

Over the years, the DongariaKondh saree has become a prized possession for discerning buyers. The shawls have also been re-worked by designers to make kurtas, dresses, accessories, etc. Today, it serves as an important source of livelihood for the kondh youth who are able to hold on to their traditions while becoming self-employed.

Thank you for buying a DongariaKondh Shree and contributing towards more sustainable handloom and tribal livelihood.



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