nuapatna

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Home of Ikat and Khandua Silk tie and dye saris of Odisha, the neighbouring villages of Nuapatna and Maniabandha are an hour’s drive from Dhenkanal Palace. It is a 40 kms drive through serene rural Odisha, after which one can witness the painstakingly meticulous and labourious manual process of the weaving of saris on wooden looms. Hands on experience can be gained by visiting the villages where nearly every household is involved in this traditional art form.

Khandua is a traditional ikat sari produced in both silk and cotton, worn during weddings. Kenduli Khandua, a special form of Khandua of 12 ft and 2 kani (each kani measures the length of a hand) is offered to Jagannath to wear as khandua with stanzas and illustration from Gita Govinda. Khandua is traditionally red or orange in color. The red color is prepared naturally from the sal tree. There are shops and societies offering hand woven fabric, saris, scarves and stoles.

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