The weft reeling process is the skein preparation prior to the dyeing of yarn, done on a wooden cylindrical frame.


  • Title: Weft Reeling Process
  • 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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