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କୋଟପାଡ଼ ହାତକଳା ଏକ Kotpad Handloom is a vegetable Dyed Fabric woven by the tribal weavers of the 'Mirgan' Community of Kotpad village in Koraput district, Odisha.

Cotton Sarees with solid border and Pata Anchal, Duppatta with typical Buties / Motives, Scolrfs on Cotton, Silk, Handloom Stoles and dress materials all are dyed with organic dyes are manufactured. The natural dye is manufactured from the 'Aul' tree grown in this area.[୧] Kotpad tussar silk saree with tribal art and Kotpad Handloom fabrics with natural color is its specialty.

Kotpad handloom fabric is the first item from Odisha that received the GI tag[୨] was the Geographical Indication of India tag in year 2005.[୩] The `Mirgan` Community of Kotpad is famous for their exquisite organic dyed textile. They usually weave this textile for 'Bhotada','Dharua' and other motifs of their neighboring tribal communities.


Cotton yarn/ Tussar silk and 'Aul' tree root etc are main materials used for textile work. Using organic dye is the most important aspect of these textile products. It takes approximately 15 to 30 days for processing the color and dyeing threads into different colors. The main colors extracted are black and maroon.

The use of the 'Mirgan' cloth prevents one from skin diseases, and looks smart. Saree and Shawls are the most important and attractive textile products from Kotpad weaving community. The textiles are very comfortable to wear during Summer and Winter. [୪]

ପ୍ରକୃତିକ ରଙ୍ଗ[ସମ୍ପାଦନା]

The characteristics of natural dye colouring is derived from the aul tree or madder dye (Morinda Citrifolia) extracted from the root of the Indian Madder tree. Since, it is prepared out of natural resources which are non-toxic and hence non-harmful to the skin. Even though it is only a limited colour range, it is eco-friendly and shades developed are very suiting and pleasant. The colours ranging from deep maroon to dark brown depend on the age of the root bark and the proportion of the dye used and is obtained with the addition of harikari or Iron sulphate. These colours mixed with the natural unbleached off white color of the cotton yarn produce dramatic results. The motifes used on the fabric that is conch, boat, axes, crab, bow, temple, fish, fan which reflects the culture of the area. These motives are developed by the extra wefts. By use of multi shuttle by interlocking method, Solid border effect of the fabric is brought up on which pig by pig insertion of thread


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