A Habaspuri sari.
A Habaspuri sari.

Habaspuri (Odia pronunciation: [habɔsɔpuɾi]) is a cotton-based traditional handloom textiles of Odisha, India. Habaspuri sari is a major product of this textile. The Bhulia weavers of Chicheguda, Kalahandi district, Odisha are originally attributed for weaving of the Habaspuri fabric.[1] For its uniqueness in weaving, design and production, it has been identified as one of the 14 Geographical Indications of Odisha.[2][3] The textile has traditional patterns of the region like kumbha (temple), fish and flowers.

Etymology

Habaspuri handloom is named after the village of Habaspur in Kalahandi district where it was originally woven during 19 CE.[1]

Chicheguda

Around 30 weaver families in the village of Chicheguda village have working on reviving the Habaspuri handloom.[1]Later on Fashion Designer Sujit Meher taken initiative to revive Habaspuri with new design and innovation.[4][5][6]

Production and sales

The Habaspuri saris and other textile products produced by the individual weavers and groups are marketed and sold by the Handlooms, Textiles and Handlooms Department of the Government of Odisha in the government-run stores.[7]

References

  1. ^ a b c Kar, Uma Shankar. "Habaspuri weavers seek marketing facilities: The painstaking efforts and creativity of Chicheguda weavers make every Habaspuri saree produced here a special piece. Mostly done in cotton, traditional designs of Kandha". The Indian Express. Retrieved 30 January 2016.
  2. ^ "STATE WISE REGISTRATION DETAILS OF G.I APPLICATIONS 2012 – 2013" (PDF). Ipindia.nic.in. Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion: Ministry of Commerce and Industry. Archived from the original (PDF) on 25 June 2016. Retrieved 30 January 2016.
  3. ^ Raju, Chaudhary, K.D, Seema (April 2013). "Geographical Indications in Odisha : A Leading Destination of Traditional Handlooms" (PDF). Odisha Review. Retrieved 30 January 2016.
  4. ^ The Times of India>"Odia designer's bid to revive weaving of Habaspuri saris". The Times of India. Retrieved 22 February 2022.
  5. ^ Outlook (Indian magazine)>"Sujit Meher Highlights The Intrinsic Collection Of Habspuri Handloom With 'Story Of Tradition'". Outlook (Indian magazine). Retrieved 4 March 2022.
  6. ^ Mid-Day>"Fashion Designer Sujit Meher takes emotionally to revive his homeland handloom "Habaspuri"". Mid-Day. Retrieved 21 March 2022.
  7. ^ "Important Handloom Centres". Important Handloom Centres. Handlooms, Textiles and Handlooms Department, Government of Odisha. Retrieved 30 January 2016.