Sambalpuri saree is a traditional handloom saree that originates from the western region of Odisha, India. These sarees are known for their intricate weaving, vibrant colors, and beautiful patterns, making them a masterpiece of handloom artistry.
The making of Sambalpuri sarees involves a complex process that starts with the dyeing of the yarn using natural dyes such as indigo, turmeric, and lac. Then, the yarn is woven using the tie-dye technique known as 'bandhakala.' This technique involves tying small portions of yarn with thread before dyeing to create intricate patterns on the fabric.