Kalinga Silk – Divinity in Modern Avatar
Added: (Mon Jan 02 2017)
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Indian Handlooms, with its many variety, flavours and innovations has created s special place in the hearts of many women across India. However, as an Eastern Indian’s textile center, Orissa is of prime importance. Be it silk or cotton, Orissa’s devotion to Lord Jagannath is manifested in its fabrics. Sambalpur, Bargarh, Baudh, Sonepur and Cuttack are main saree weaving districts of Orissa.
The technique of Ikkat, since time immemorial has been produced in Orissa. But it has not just confined itself to a tradition only. It has rather travelled from the early civilization of Egypt to the Banks of Bay of Bengal covering Orissa. The history of this art is closely associated with Lord Jagannath’s cult of Odisha. Every colour and design (inscriptions of temples alongwith other natural motifs) used on the fabrics reflect a symbolic concept of the Lord Jagannath. the four primary colours used in keeping with this tradition are white, black, yellow, and red, which denote the past, present, and future, to the Vedas and the Gods. Green was included with the passage of time. The design and colour speak of a mythological culture, thereby portrayed elegantly both through silk and golden thread. With the lustureful temples designs and gorgeous colours, Kiukart introduces a rich array of Ikkat silk sarees, that will shower royal flavor among modern women in grand festivals, wedding ceremonies , parties
Originating from the Bomkai village of Orissa, Bomkai Silk sarees bears historical significance and is a part of ancient and rich culture of Orissa since 600 B.C. .Designs reflecting mythological stories of Orissa reveal the deep influence of Brahmins of Chikiti Tahsilm of the Ganjam District on these sarees. The rich colours on these sarees alongwith natural designs, symbolizing good health and prosperity, reveal that Bomkai silk sarees have always enjoyed the patronage of royal families, which still makes them sarees relevantly expensive than other Orissa fabrics. The Bomkai or the Sonepuri Saree called Radhakunja was a great attraction in the wedding of Abhishek Bachchan and Aishwarya Rai.
However, with innovations in designing techniques, Kiukart, like several other ethnic e-commerce stores, is the most happening online store for sarees, accessories, and curios, which presents a huge collection Kalinga silk sarees at best prices straight from the weavers’ den, showering royal flavor on modern women.