Kotpad Handloom is a Vegetable-Dyed Fabric Woven in Pit Looms by the Tribal Communities Located in the Villages Surrounded by the Dense Forest Of Malkangiri and Umerkote of the Koraput District, Odisha, India. The natural dye is produced from the Aul tree which is probably not found in any part of the country.
The Eco-Friendly Kotpad Fabric is Used for Centuries as Bridal Wear of the Tribal Communities. The Fabric Being Eco-Friendly, Adorned With Beautiful Traditional Motifs is Truly a Heritage Craft of Orissa and a Remarkable Cultural History Of Indian Handlooms.
- Exclusively from the weavers of Orissa.
- Made of 100% Pure Cotton.
- Eco-friendly and Highly Durable.
- Since it is prepared out of natural resources, the dye is not harmful to the skin.
- Adorned with the intricate tribal art motifs.
- Distinctive motifs are a signature style of Kotpad Handloom.
- The motifs used on the fabric are conch, boat, axes, crab, bow, temple, fish, and fan.
- These motifs reflect the centuries-old culture of the tribal communities of the region.
- Very comfortable to wear during summer and winter. It is best suited for a cool or cold climate.
- Best suited for traditional, ceremonial, and religious occasions.
- As for formal places they are the best choice because they give a neat and smart look.
- Kotpad handloom fabric is the first item from Odisha that received the Geographical Indication of India tag in 2005.
Kotpad Handloom Fabric has been Conferred with the Geographical Indication (GI) status by the Government of India in 2005 with GI Number 5.
- Avoid soaking for too long.
- Do not squeeze or wring.
- Do not bleach.
- Dry in shade.
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