Priti Desai

Child Development and Family Relations
College of Human Ecology
East Carolina University

Sambhalpuri style embroidered sari from Orissa, India


Story of the block

I took the embroidered peacock saree to the temple today. There was a lady there from Orrisa and she confirmed for me that this saree is indeed an Orissa saree, from the western part of the state called Sambhalpur. That makes it a Sambhalpuri style/Orrisa saree.

The links below give more information on saris, especially those of Orissa, India. These web sites vary widely in origin, but some useful information can be gleaned from them.

The Indian Sari - Fashioning the Female Form

The Indian Sari: Draping Bodies, Revealing Lives Exhibition

The Salon du Tapis d'Orient is a moderated discussion group in the manner of the 19th century salon devoted to oriental rugs and textiles and all aspects of their appreciation.

Indian Textiles

Odissi Dance from Orissa, India