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.
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 SharePyar.com, 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
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.
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