Sambalpuri sarees are hand woven silk sarees made in accordance with the ancient traditional method practiced in Sambalpur in Orissa. They are known for their unique design and beautiful, brilliant colors. Sambalpuri cotton sarees have a smooth surface and has a distinctly original border and Pallu. Fish, conch shell and flower motifs are woven into the fabric. Sometimes, flowers and animal motifs also used to decorate the borders and Pallu. They have their own rough beauty and is often riddled with hidden symbolism. The Sambalpuri sarees with designs and tie and dye art reflects excellent craftsmanship of the villagers.
In this technique, the threads first tie-dyed and then woven into a fabric, the whole process takes many weeks. These sarees were first popular outside the state when the later Prime Minister Indira Gandhi began wearing them soon in the eighties and nineties, they became popular all over India.
The Sambalpuri sari is made of fabric woven on a hand loom, and is popular all over India. Sort by Sambalpuri Sari include Sonepuri, Pasapali, Bomkai, Barpali, Bapta saris, which have significant demand. Most of them are named after places of their origin, and is popularly known as Pata.