Background

Nuapatna is the single largest place in the State where there are 7000 weavers with 2083 looms. The art of weaving of Nuapatna is more than 800 year old and is linked with temple of Lord Jagannath at Puri .The hand woven silk, cotton and tussar tie & dye fabrics are one of the major activities in the NUAPATANA area of tigira cluster of Athagarh Sub-Division in Cuttack District, Orissa. Khandua silk saris of Nuapatna village are very famous in all over India for its excellent workmanship, design and colour combination.

The art of weaving of Nuapatna Cluster is linked with Lord Jagannath since Inception.
Few weavers of this area weave special fabrics for the Lord Jagannath for different occasions. Nuapatna Cluster head prominence in the Indian Silk Industry as it was one of the 3 potential places of the tasar producing areas of the country.

Details –

Number of handlooms – 2183

Number of weavers – 7000

Handloom products – tie & dye saree, yardages in cotton and silk for dress material.

Cluster Accessibility –

Nuapatna is well connected with Roadways and Railway And nearest airport is Bhuvneshwar.

Roadways – 2 km away from Bus Stop,

Railway – 70 km away from Cuttack railway station.

Airways – 72 km away from Bhubaneswar

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