Sambalpuri Bandha Saree and Fabrics
The Sambalpuri Ikat is also known as Sambalpuri bandha which refers to the tie and dye method of double ikat weaving weavers follow to create it. Drawing its inspiration from conch shells, creeper, fish and temples, Sambalpuri Ikat is curvilinear and feathery as compared to other ikat styles. Believed to have migrated to the Western region of Odisha in 12th Century AD from northern India, the Bhulia community is the torchbearer of the ‘Bandha Kala’ that flourishes in Sambalpur and Bargarh. The threads forming the design are repeatedly tied and dyed in different colours and the simple interlacement of the threads materializes the design. The patterns of Sambalpuri bandha brings extraordinary craftsmanship into motifs from ordinary life.