Dongria is a tribe from Odisha. The people in this region weave cotton shawl from khadi yarn which is produced locally. On this shawl, they do beautiful embroidery similar to the pallu of this saree. The embroidery became so popular that weavers from other parts of Odisha started weaving a saree that resembles the traditional shawl.
This is an attempt to preserve their beautiful art & make it available to greater mass. Each geometrical design woven has a close intimacy to the nature as these tribal group lives close to nature & love to keep it safe.
Later, Nuapatna and Sambalpuri weavers incorporated this into full length sarees in both cotton and silk, and we call them ‘Dongria Sarees’. The weavers painstakingly make geometric shapes on anchal and borders by dobby, jaala and buti (hand work).
Length – 6.45 m
Breadth- 46 inches
Blouse piece- Included in saree
Material: Pure Cotton