Khandua (also maniabandha or kataki) is a traditional “Bandha” or ikat sari produced from Odisha worn by women during wedding and aspecial type of which is worn by Jagannath. The clothes contain texts of Gita Govinda on them.
Weaver communities of Maniabandha and Nuapatna of Cuttack traditionally weave this kind of Pata. During the rule of Gajapatis, Sarees are made and transported to Jagannath Temple.
Khandua is traditionally red or orange in colour. The red colour is prepared naturally from the Sal tree. The design motif has an auspicious elephant that represents Buddha surrounded by trailing vine with peacocks in it, a large many petaled flower, a unique Odissan animal called Nabagunjara,a deula kumbha. The elephant in Khandua ikat from Nuapatana usually varies from elephant motives in ikat from Sambalpuri sari as well as ikat from other parts of Orissa. Khandua has plain borders in contrary to borders with motifs in case of the other ikat of Odisha.
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