Weaves & Crafts of Eastern India
A wide range of handwoven and handcrafted collections from the eastern regions of India.
From the softest Bengal jamdanis, to the famous Tant, the rich Baluchari silks that embody Indian epics, to the intricate Kantha embroidery of West Bengal, to the geometric designs of the Sambalpuri Ikat of Odisha and much more showcased on one platform.
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Sambalpuri Fab, an artisan enterprise was started by Ranjita Meher in early Jan 2021, This initiative took birth during the pandemic. Ranjita was keen on supporting the marketing of sambalpuri craft products through the new age marketing - Online E-commerce.
Ranjita grew up in a family, where Sambalpuri Ikat craft has been practised for generations. She learnt the skills of design, tie & dye, and weaving from her National Awardee brother Sri Krusha Chandra Meher.
Post marriage, Ranjita moved to Bargarh and started Sambalpuri Fab. Through this venture, she is supporting 30 weavers in the Jhilminda cluster by marketing their products through online & social media. She still continues to design the motifs for sarees and dupattas, which is then processed further by the artisans and weavers at the cluster.
Maheshram Dewangan & bros is a brand of Tussar from Champa, Chhattisgarh. Started in 1973, they work with 79 weavers and artisans providing marketing support and sustainable livelihood to the artisans. Maheshram Dewangan is recipient of Rajiv Gandhi National Unity award. The range of products includes silk sarees, suits and fabrics in Tussar. Some of the products are block printed and hand painted to make them more contemporary.
Rajib and Ranjana Saha are from the Phulia district of West Bengal and specialise in the Jamdani technique of weaving. Coming from the family of National Awardee late Ramanand Basak, they are very passionate about handlooms.
Angosobha is a master weaver from West Bengal who established his own organisation in 2016 with an objective to provide marketing support to weavers and provide authentic Bengal handloom products to customers. His journey began working with a handful of weavers but in four years, his network expanded and today there are 200 weavers working with him. Coming from a place dominated by weavers, he understood that the only way he can support them is by connecting them to the market at large. And it is his effort that has helped many weaver families to sustain economically. He also provides weavers with design inputs to make them more contemporary. His main products are sarees in cotton, linen and silk.
Miharu is a social venture started by Parul Bajoria from Bankura District of West Bengal in 2013. Her vision is to revive dying crafts of the district, like Dhokra craft and Baluchari weave by empowering the traditional craftsmen to cater to the contemporary taste. Miharu works with local skilled craftsmen to bring to life handmade brass jewellery and handloom silk baluchari dupattas. There is a fusion of authentic classics and modern contemporary art to offer an opportunity to wear impactful and aesthetically pleasing product which does good to everyone and is also connected to the roots. An integral part of this venture are 8 Dokhra families from Bankura, Burdwan and Dumka, Weavers from Bishnupur besides, a small group of 20 ladies who are constantly upgrading themselves with free skill workshops, new designs and innovations, work from home to make jewellery for the brand.
Kadam Haat is an NGO started in 2009 to provide livelihood opportunities to rural artisans of Kumarhat & Nayangram blocks in West and East Midnapore Districts of West Bengal.It promotes the use of Bamboo and Sabai grass to produce handicraft products that are unique in design.
Phagunu Meher is a master weaver from the Bijepur cluster of Bargarh, Odisha. As a family of 4 brothers and 70 skilled weavers, the organization has been hand weaving a variety of dress material suit sets, dupattas, fabrics, and more on handlooms, since the year 2000. While traditionally their markets included the various retail outlets across the state of Odisha, they are now exploring the online platform to reach customers anywhere in India and the world.
Yarn Glory is an eponymous brand of designer entrepreneur Anannya Sharma started in 2004, to create and enhance the socio-economic conditions of handloom weavers of different ethnic communities in North Eastern India while preserving the rich heritage of artistic weaving.
Subhalaxmi Handloom was established in the sector in 1995. It is located in Nuapatana village in Cuttak, Odisha. The society has more than 35 highly skilled weavers working as a group.
Master Weaver, Chatrubhuj Das comes from a family that has been weaving Ikat on tussars for generations. Belonging from Gopalpur cluster -Jajpura , It has been the family legacy to teach every generation to weave this craft from a very tender age.