Dhalapathar Parda & Fabrics

Dhalapathar Parda & Fabrics
Geographical indication
Alternative names Dhalapathara Parada
(ଧଳାପଥର ପରଦା ଏବଂ କନା)
Type Handicraft
Area Dhalapathar, Bolagarh, Odisha
Country India
Material Fabric

Parada Art has registered under geographically identification (GI) by India Govt.[1] The Handicraft belongs to Dhalapathara Village of Bolagarh, Khurda district. Swed in hand made spinning machine by using Natural colour in thread. Ganesha Pujari invented and Udayanath Sahu designed the Craft.


sewing saree, gamuchha is a traditional profession of every house hold of Dhalapathar village. All members in family get involve in this work.


Pictures are drawn on a screen according to a graph.the fabrics were cloloued using natural colours from bark of mango, jamun etc. for long lasting of colours. The standardise length of a screen is appx 6'×4'.sometimes it takes more than a month to make one screen.[2]


the business of parada fabric was at top peak in the year 1930. selling price per piece was 150 to 250 INR at that time. during various festivals, ceremonies, this was the first choice in fashion. the business was also touched many parts of India at a time including capital delhi.


  1. ":::GIR Search:::". Retrieved 31 January 2016.
  2. "ପରଦା କଳା". ଧରିତ୍ରୀ ଛୁଟିଦିନ ୨୭ସେପ୍ଟେମ୍ବର- ୩ଅକ୍ଟୋବର ପୃଷ୍ଠା ୫. Retrieved 28 September 2015.
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