Handloom of Western Orissa



Handloom Sector, next to the agriculture provides massive employment to the rural artisans. So far as our State is concerned, it has a rich tradition of producing handloom products. Even the skill and knowledge imbibed over the generation, has given the Orissa hand woven textiles an unparalleled depth, range, strength and vigor. Handloom cloth is one of the richest and resilient medium of ethnic expressions. For the weaver weaving of cloth is not just commercial venture but it represents the philosophy the way of life. Thus Orissa still retains their place of pride for unique and exquisite creations in all over the world.

The Handloom Industry in Western Orissa is the largest cottage Industry providing employment and sustenance the population of the State. Right from producing superior artistic fabrics of excellence, this Industry also produces utility fabrics for the common masses at cheaper cost. However in face of teething competition in open market, the strengthening of the Industry and its diversification is the continuous need for its survival is being provided by Govt. assistance in different forms.


The Tie and Dye, (IKAT)
The Process of Weaving
Important Handloom Clusters of Western Orissa
Bargarh Handloom Cluster
P. K. A. Center for Co-operative Management Bargarh
Kalabhavan Barpali
Sambalpuri Bastralaya H.L.C.S. Ltd. Bargarh
Mehers, Subarnapur
Handloom in Orissa
Balijori Haat
Renowned Weavers of Western Orissa                   

Indian Institute of Handloom Technology Bargarh

Sambalpuri Dress Materials as College Uniform

Handloom Photo

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