Odisha's 5 products figure in UNESCO list of India's 50 heritage textile crafts

Last Updated October 07, 2022

Bhubaneswar, Oct 7: Five products of Odisha have been placed in the recently released UNESCO list of 50 exclusive and iconic heritage textile crafts of the country. Berhampur Pata or Phoda Kumbha, Bandha tie-dye weaving from Sambalpur, Dhalapathar Parda of Khordha, hand-woven Dongaria Kondh textiles of Kandhamal and Kenduli Pata of calligraphic weaving figured in the UNESCO report. Similarly, 11 products from North India, 11 products from South India, 10 products from east India, and 10 products from West India have been placed in the report. It has also published a book with detailed reports regarding the heritage textile crafts of India. Chamba Rumal, made in the Chamba valley of Himachal Pradesh, Badla or Mukaish embroidery from Lucknow, and Gyasar weaving from Varanasi also find their presence in the report. Thigma tie-dye design from Ladakh, Danka embroidery of Udaipur district, and split-ply weaving from Balmer and Jaisalmer regions of Rajasthan have also been recognized by UNESCO. Khes weaving of Panipat in Haryana, Nandana hand-block printing from Madhya Pradesh, Kunbi weaving of Goa, and Himroo weaving from Aurangabad in Maharashtra also find mention in the report.

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