Master ikat weaver, Nua Patna, Odisha – India, 2018

We were fortunate to visit the home of a master ikat weaver, Sahadeb Patra, while visiting Nua Patna, this man is a multi-award winning weaver. We saw his design for a large new work based on the life of Mahatma Ghandi.

The design – full scale. The master weaver, Sahadeb Patra, is on the left.
Weft threads tied for dying
Another section of the design
Close up of tied threads
Weft threads tied for another design
Preparing warp threads
Close up of the weaving
A smaller design
Sahadeb Patra with one of his award winning pieces
A close up of the piece
Another design
Sant Kabir award winning piece for 2015 – The life of Buddha
Another award winning piece
Produced by the Sahadeb Patra’s grandfather