Kalinga Cotton Saree

Welcome to Kalinga Cotton Saree

Kalinga Cotton, from the traditional and cultural land of Orissa is known for its ikkat patterns and vibrant colours. This widely preferred cotton is a soft, smooth textured, light – weight , airy and material of sheer comfort in the humid weathers of the state. Get a glimpse of exclusivity, softness and comfort through Kalinga Cotton from the o...

Kalinga Cotton, from the traditional and cultural land of Orissa is known for its ikkat patterns and vibrant colours. This widely preferred cotton is a soft, smooth textured, light – weight , airy and material of sheer comfort in the humid weathers of the state. Get a glimpse of exclusivity, softness and comfort through Kalinga Cotton from the online ethnic store of Kiukart for public functions & other bigger events.

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Know Your Saree

  • design
  • material
  • origin
  • threadcount
  • weaving
  • dyework
  • Design

    Since the inception of Kalinga Cotton the weavers of these traditional hand woven textiles use ikat designs on vibrant colours of the cotton weaves . They created natural images of flora and fauna with geometrical patterns on the weaves. “Temple” and “Rudrakhsa’ motifs and designs on the “dadhi” (borders) as well as "kani” (pallu) are still added to give a modern touch to the traditional cotton weaves

  • Material

    Pure cotton handlooms of India, especially of Odhisa are weaves of simple lattice, which are yarn threads closely placed to each other. This widely preferred cotton is a soft, smooth textured, light – weight , air and material of sheer comfort in the humid weathers of the state. Get a glimpse of exclusivity, softness and comfort through Kalinga Cotton from the online ethnic store of Kiukart.

  • Origin

    Kalinga Cotton established itself , when Radadhashyam Meher formed his propriety concern known as “Utkal Parda Agency”, at Samabalpur for the purpose of research , production and marketing of the textiles. However the origin of these textiles is marked since the development of Vaishnav cult. They got a new identify blent with Bengali weaving technique along with the beautiful thread work on it.

  • Thread Count

    The process of single count untwisted cotton is tedious. Usually 40s, 60s and 80s single count cotton and 2/80s mercerized cotton is used in the making of Kalinga cotton saree.

  • Weaving

    The process of winding, drafting, denting, weaving and spinning weft thread is an ongoing three week process in the making of these Kalinga cotton sarees. The ancient crafting tradition however was the “Bandhakala” method. This is the tie and die art which is still depicted in the beautiful cotton weaves of Orissa. The threads are first tied and died and then woven into fabric like Kalinga Cotton

  • Dyeing

    The unbleached threads or yarns are scoured, bleached and dyed in desired color. The Kalinga cotton fabric is dipped into colourful patterns and then tied with threads before the cloth is weaved.

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