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Dhalapathar Handloom Cotton Saree

SKU: OHDCS003
5,500

Made in Dhalapathara, this cotton saree is a revival one made in the original technique using 'Charis". Every design is a unique and handcrafted masterpiece.

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Dhalapathara is a very unique technique of weaving that is found only in Dhalapathara, Khurda District of Odisha. The speciality of this technique is that the design is created with fingers by the support of elliptically shaped bamboo planks known as “chiaris”. No dobby, jacquard or jala technique is used in creating patterns. The weaver creates designs without any graph paper drawing for reference. . This is a highly skilled job that can not be even done by many expert weavers. This technique has been revived after  it was lost in 1930s. Please follow the link for a detailed video documentation by Nirguna Trust. Check Video

Data Sheet
FabricMercerised Cotton
Dimension6.1 metres x 1.2 metres
Care1. Dry Clean only 2. Do not bleach
Blouse PieceIncluded
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