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From Museum to your closets, the Dhalapathara revival story!

June 30th, 2021

Dhalapathara has a glorious history, and hopefully a brilliant future. The documented history for this weave, takes us back a few centuries to a village dominated by the “Rangani” community in Khurda district of Odisha.  The community “Rangani '' wove a particular type of cloth woven without any jala, jacquard or dobby. ‘Rang’ means colour and ‘Ani’ means to bring. “Rangani'' added colour to our lives through their woven sarees....

“Dhana Murti” from the land of the Bhottada Tribe in Odisha!

May 10th, 2021

“Dhana Murti” from the land of the Bhottada Tribe in Odisha! Bhottada is a tribe that belongs to the Koraput, Kalahandi, Balasore, Nabarangpur and Balangir district of Orissa. Their surname is Munda. So, they are also popularly known as the “Mundas”. The tribal in these areas are mainly dependent on agriculture....

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