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Tag: Weavers

Weaver servitors serving Holy Trinity with love for decades!
Weaver servitors serving Holy Trinity with love for decades!

Aseli Das, a nonagenarian, is not able to see clearly and also not able to hear properly. That’s not all. She is finding it hard to speak. But she keeps on weaving different attires for Lord Jagannath, his brother Balabhadra and sister Subhadra.

Govt Stresses On Linking Weavers, Artisans Through e-Com Platforms
Govt Stresses On Linking Weavers, Artisans Through e-Com Platforms

The minister advised the officials to properly implement SAMARTH, the skill development initiatives of the ministry. He emphasised on the use of technology for effective monitoring for better outcomes.

Fake Sambalpuri sarees threaten Odisha weavers' livelihood

  Bargarh: Fate of many Sambalpuri saree weavers is hanging in balance as fake sarees reportedly from Gujarat and Rajasthan are being sold at a much cheaper rate in the market. According to sources, these fake sarees with Sambalpuri prints are being sold in the market in a price range of Rs 300 to Rs […]

Odisha teachers to get Sambalpuri makeover

Bhubaneswar: Finally the blandness of bichrome will be swapped for the vibrancy of Sambalpuri artistry as the Odisha government is planning to change the dress code of teachers of the government schools in state. Odisha Handlooms, Textiles & Handicrafts Minister Snehangini Chhuria informed that the new dress code will be implemented within a month. According […]

Sambalpur Sarees on Amazon
Amazon India to market Sambalpuri Sarees

Sonepur: Now shop your own Odishan symbol of elegance, the Sambalpuri sarees, from Amazon India, with the latest designs and unique patterns. The company has signed an MoU with the weavers of the district thereby guaranteeing market access and source of income for them, besides giving the six yard handwoven wonder a wider reach. Amazon […]

Demonetisation : Weavers feel the heat in Odisha's 'silk city'

Berhampur: Weavers in ‘silk city’ Berhampur are feeling the heat of demonetisation, with number of orders dwindling despite it being the marriage season, as cooperatives are unable to pay these artisans, apparently due to cap on the withdrawal limit. “The sale of Berhampuri patta has come down by 60 per cent while the cooperative societies […]

CM announces financial aid for senior weavers

On the occasion of National Handloom Day, the Odisha government today launched a special scheme to provide financial assistance to senior and skilled weavers of the state