Finished Aal Products Ready for the Market

Craft Revival Trust

Craft Revival Trust
New Delhi, India

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


  • 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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