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Finished Aal Products Ready for the Market

Craft Revival Trust

Craft Revival Trust

The final Aal dyed yardages are dried under shade to prevent the colours from fading.

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  • Title: Finished Aal Products Ready for the Market
  • Location: Kotpad, Odisha
  • Type: Textiles
  • Rights: Ravi Dhingra
  • Medium: cotton
  • History of Technique or Style: The Pata weave is the conventional wear of the Dhruva and Muria tribes of the region. The heavy, thick, handspun cotton is characterized by its patterning in natural-dyed shades that range from the deep-reds to the dark-browns. The Natural dye is extracted from the root of the aal plant (Indian Mulberry Morinda Tinctoria).

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