Laal Paar Daali Scott
- Khandua Facts from GI (Geographical Indications) Document: Origin of Khandua traces back to 12th Century AD and it is closely associated with Lord Jagannath Temple rituals at Puri, Odisha.
- Khandua is the Weave of the single largest cluster in Odisha at Nuapatna.
- Here, 10,000 weavers are present with approximately 6000 looms.
- The Weaves varieties are Nabarangi, Tarabali, Gitagobinda Bastra etc. Common Motifs are Star, temple, conch, rudrakshya, fish, chakra, lotus, swan, peacock, parrot, deer, elephant, horse, lion etc.
- Nature truly is the origin of all designs.
- Man is just an intelligent being, trying to decipher nature eternally and depicting it through various art.
- Here, it is the best of single ikat! Single ikat means one out of warp and weft is tied and dyed prior to weaving, giving curvilinear ikat patterns par excellence in the finished weave!
- ‘Daali Scott’ is mentioned amongst the prominent khandua designs under ‘Orissa Ikat’ GI.
- When the weavers looked for inspiration what to weave, they saw the creepers (daali in Odia means creepers).
- They came up with this brilliant temple border weave with creepers intermingling between the big temples at bottom while top of saree has smaller continuous temples!
- This comes in many dashing color combinations but the white red is amongst the most attractive!
- The body is white and thick red border with flowers and plants is an added attraction! The red pallu is gorgeous too!
- Length- 5.45 metres, Breadth- 47 inches, Weight- 430 gm, Blouse Piece: Not Included in saree, Material: Pure Cotton (mercerised), Thread Count: 2/100 (warp), 2/80 (weft)