Sambalpuri Saree (Odia: ସମ୍ବଲପୁରୀ ଶାଢ଼ି) - Bapta, Barpali, Bomkai, Sonepuri, Pasapali

Sambalpuri Saree (Odia: ସମ୍ବଲପୁରୀ ଶାଢ଼ି) - Bapta, Barpali, Bomkai, Sonepuri, Pasapali

Odisha Sambalpuri Handloom Saree ( Bapta, Barpali, Bomkai, Sonepuri, Pasapali) weaver

Sambalpuri Saree as the names shows is from Sambalpur region. Sambalpur is in the state of Odisha (Odia:ଓଡ଼ିଶା), India. These Traditional Sarees are made by the Bhulia (weaver) families from Attabira, Bargarh, Barpali , Bheden, Bijepur, Padampur, Sohela and surrounding areas. These Sarees are traditionally hand-woven involving the process of tie & dye, knotting sections of the yarn & then dipping them in color one at a time and finally weaving them to produce patterns in multi-hued tones. These patterns are called Ikat or Baandha patterns.  The pattern in this craft include Animals, Birds, Fish, Conch shell , Wheel, Flower, Landscape & many geometrical patterns which are trademark design of these kind of Sarees. These Sarees comes in both Cotton as well as Silk.  While the Silk Sarees cater to festival, wedding & Party-type occasions, the Cotton Sarees are mainly for day-to-day use. These Sarees came to lime light when India’s late Prime Minister Indira Gandhi started wearing these. Gone are those days when Sambalpuri Saree had a very limited reach, now it is recognized as one of the unique Saree. Even top designers use the fabric & pattern to design top class items. The mix of tradition, creative, imaginative, inventive, original age-old design coupled with superb craftsmanship makes these Sarees a rustic styling trend & makes these become very popular of late both in India & abroad.

Different variants of Sambalpuri Sarees :

  • Bapta: It’s a design of Sambalpuri Saree with a mix of Cotton & Silk weaving. Use of gold colored yarns or threads are normally found in Bapta Sarees which enhances its elegance.

    • Barpali: Made from Barpali, a small city in Western Odisha (Around 70 Km from Sambalpur) renowned world over for the weaving of Sambalpuri Ikat hand loom fabrics.

      • Bomkai or Sonepuri : These are the traditional designs that was produced in the village named Bomkai of Ganjam district of Odisha.

      • Pasapali: "Pasa" is the game of gambling and the name Pasapali comes from that as the patterns of this Saree looks like Chess Board with contrast color resembling Chess Board. Traditionally the colors are While-Red or White-Black squares contrasting Design. Boarders of these Sarees have many traditional patterns and sometimes with golden colored threads.

      We at, work directly with the weavers around Sambalpur, Barpali & nearby areas to produce the Sarees. Hence, we can vouch for the authenticity of the fabric & quality of the products. We get all original products from the origin of this art. Try one yourself or gift to someone who loves authentic hand loom. #iwearhandloom

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      Alert: Be aware of fake Sambalpuri Sarees available in the market. They look somewhat similar to bare eyes and if you are not a handloom expert, you can be easily fooled. Don't buy replica products, support handloom and say "NO" to printed fake Sarees.

      All our Sarees are 100% authentic handwoven and not Printed. Each and every design which you see on our Sarees are crafted with care and passion and hence are unique. Also our Sarees are created with only organic color for dying and its skin-friendly. We don't manufacture Saree, we craft them with love & affection to make it a piece of art.

        If you have any question about Sambalpuri Saree, please post your comment/questions. 


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      • sadhana pati - July 25, 2018

        we are a wholesaler of bengal saree. We need odisha handloom saree, sambalpuri saree, bomkai, ikkat, etc. my whats app number is 8981832523
        pls contact me only weavers and wholesaler.

      • Subodh Agarwal - March 22, 2018


        Requriement of sambaluri sarees in cotton and patto for resell purpose.
        Send me the desigen and rate on whataap.-9778383029

        If anyone interested.

      • Rajesh Kumar - January 24, 2018

        I am from. Surat and want to purchase cotton handloom sarees in bulk. Please do let me know.

      • reena - September 10, 2017

        Hi. I wd like to buy bulk handloom sarees n dress materials from you. I need the pricing n products designs u hv. N the direct contact number. Please send me the mail regardingthe same. Or u can email me on

      • Sanjib Roy - June 27, 2017

        Dear sir/madam, please inform the total production and sale of sambalpuri saree.

      • Monalisa Rath - May 03, 2017

        Hi. I wd like to buy bulk handloom sarees n dress materials from you. I need the pricing n products designs u hv. N the direct contact number. Please send me the mail regardingthe same. Or u can whatsapo me on 7064531788

      • Shailendra - April 22, 2017

        I like sambalpuri bapta,sonepuri, sariso plz mail me detail

      • Ranjita Patnaik - February 10, 2017

        Shall I get an old traditional Sambalpuri bapta saree ?
        pl mail me the details

      • Radha Lakshmi - November 16, 2016

        Sambalpuri Saree is the only Saree in the entire world where a story is told and idea or message is told in a piece of handwoven fabric. What an Art! I have seen Sarees where Ramayana, Mahabharata, Gita Govinda and other epics & mythological stories are woven in Sambalpuri Sari. Lord Jagannath, Balabhadra, Subhadra, Radha-Krishna, Vishnu and other Avatars of Vishnu are often seen as well. I am a big fan of these sprees and love to talk about this and discuss more about how can we promote this ancient art of Western Odisha. Would love to discuss ways and ideas. Anyone ?

      • Prithvi Panda - November 15, 2016

        Sambalpuri sarees are India’s heritage which is inherited from ancient handicraft called BandhaKala. Sri Radheshyam Meher, pioneer of Sambalpuri Saree and Bandha art. He was a motivator among the weaver community in the Sambalpur and Bargarh region. He helped improve the local weaver’s skills by providing the necessary grassroot training as well as incentives. He was the main person to get our Sambalpuri Bandha Kala international fame and recognition. A BIG THANK to Sri Meher Sir. A big bow.

      • Madhabilata Patel - November 02, 2016

        One Sambalpuri Song:

        ଗଡିଗଡି ଗଲା ବେଲ ନୁଖୁରା ବାଲରେ ନଡିଆ ତେଲସୁନ୍ଦର ଖୁଚି ଥିଲେ ମଲ୍ଲି ମାଲ
        ଗୋରାମୁହେଁ କଳାତିଲ ପାନ୍ପତ୍ରି ମୁହେଁ ହସଦୁଇ ଧାର ଶାଢୀ ପିନ୍ଧିଥିଲେ ସପ୍ତାପଏର
        ଝର୍ନା ବହେ ଝର ଝର ଜଂଗଲ ଭିତରେ ହାତୀ ସୁନ୍ଦର ଗଚ୍ଛ ଥିଲେ ଭରପୁର
        ଘର ଦିଶେ ଦାଉ ଦାଉ ଘରେ ଯଦି ଥିବ ସୁନ୍ଦର ବୋହୂ ଯିଏ ପାଣି ଗଡୁଏ ଦେଉ ଥାଉ
        ପୁଅ ଗଲା ପାଠ ପଢ଼ି ଦୁଇ ଅକ୍ଷର୍ ପାଠ୍ ପଢ଼ବା ବଲି ହେଲେ ନିଜର୍ ସଂସ୍କୃତି କେ ଯାଏ ଭୁଲି
        ଭୋଟର୍ ବେଲେ ଘରଘର କୁଦୁ ଥିସି କେତେ ଗାଡି ମଟର ହେଲେ କାନାହେବା ଯଦି ନେତା ହେବା ଚୋର

        Madhabilata Patel, Poet & Writer

      • Umesh Das - September 15, 2016

        I like Sambalpuri Sarees are better than Pochampalli Sarees. Sambalpuri is Raw where as Pochanpalli is smoother and lighter in comparison. You feel more earthy with Sambalpuri Ikat.
        Good collection Sharepyar. Keep adding new design.

      • Gautam Meher - April 12, 2016

        Myself Gautam from Katapali and stays in Bareipali, in Sambalpur district. Good to see the short article on Sambalpuri Saree. Please add some pictures how the Bhulias make these fabric and Saree if possible. Sambalpuri Sarees are one of the best and will be recognized across the world. Jai Koshala.

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