Kalinga Silk sarees are the traditional silk fabrics, originally supported by the royal families of Orissa. Produced by the artisans of Cuttack, Puri and Nuapatna districts of Orissa, Kalinga Silk since time immemorial have been very expensive as its always meant for wedding ceremonies and religious purposes. Replete with elaborate motifs these ...
Kalinga Silk sarees are the traditional silk fabrics, originally supported by the royal families of Orissa. Produced by the artisans of Cuttack, Puri and Nuapatna districts of Orissa, Kalinga Silk since time immemorial have been very expensive as its always meant for wedding ceremonies and religious purposes. Replete with elaborate motifs these sarees are all available in multiple colour. The body and border of Kalinga Silk Sarees are enwrapped with several natural motifs.
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Since the inception of Kalinga Silk the weavers of these traditional hand woven textiles use ikat designs on vibrant colours of the silk 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 silk weaves
Pure Silk handlooms of India, especially of Odhisa are weaves of simple lattice, which are yarn threads closely placed to each other. This widely preferred silk 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 Silk from the online ethnic store of Kiukart.
Kalinga silk 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.
The process of single count untwisted silk is tedious. Usually 40s, 60s and 80s single count silk and 2/80s mercerized silk is used in the making of Kalinga silk saree.
The process of winding, drafting, denting, weaving and spinning weft thread is an ongoing three week process in the making of these Kalinga silk sarees. The ancient crafting tradition however was the “Bandhakala” method. This is the tie and die art which is still depicted in the beautiful silk weaves of Orissa. The threads are first tied and died and then woven into fabric like Kalinga Silk
The unbleached threads or yarns are scoured, bleached and dyed in desired color. The Kalinga silk fabric is dipped into colourful patterns and then tied with threads before the cloth is weaved.