The Textile Industry of Odisha has a long history and it is also world famous. For the design and quality of the Handlooms of Odisha has gained worldwide appalause and reputation. There are various designs in Odisha handloom such as Sambalpuri, Bomkei and Berhampuri. Odisha Govt. is planning to setup two textile parks to encourage people for investment in these regions. In these integrated textile parks common facilities and infrastructure will be provided to support the entire value chain. Odisha Govt. also proposes to setup cotton processing, spinning and weaving plants, textile and garment plants for investment across the State.
In Odisha at every district textile products are produced, but Sambalpur, Mayurbhanj, Berhampur and Nuapatna produce a impressive range in tassar silk.
Some rare silk fabric at Nuapatna in Cuttack district produced saris used to dress the idols at the Jagannath Temple.
Berhampuri Pata is heavy silk saris with narrow borders woven at Berhampur district. These saris are famous among the women of Odisha.
Bomkai cotton saris are produced at Ganjam district, which is named after a tribal village. Bomkai saris are very beautiful and are unique identification of Odia textiles.
Sambalpuri cotton saris are produced at Sambalpur, which is one of the famous saris in Odisha. All the women like this sari.
Sambalpuri Sari is well known for the patterns on this like sankha (shell), chakra (wheel), phula (flower). Sambalpuri Saris are produced in Bargarh, Sonepur, Sambalpur, Balangir, Boudh district of Odisha.
Bomkai Sari was originated from the village Bomkai of Ganjam district. These saris are mainly produced by the Bhulia community people of Subarnapur district.
Berhampuri silk sari is unique due to its kumbha, particularly phoda, temple type design. It is said that the weaving technique of Berhampuri silk sari was originated over 200 years ago. These saris are also exported to other countries.
Pasapali Sari is a handloom sari produced at Bargarh district of Odisha, India. The name of the sari is originated from the chess board. The print on these saris is like chess board pattern.
Khandua Pata is another traditional sari produced from Odisha. It is worn by women during their wedding. This Pata Sari is also worn by Lord Jagannath.
Habaspuri is a cotton-based traditional handloom sari produced in Odisha. These saris are woven mainly by the Kandha people.