Dhurries of Orissa

The craft of Dhurries of Orissa has earned an importance as the same is mainly practiced by the inmates of the Central Jails of Cuttack and Baripada. It is both an occupation and a source of income for them. A common craft at Cuttack and Baripada, the dhurries are hand woven with a frame. Strong threads covered with soft cotton ones on the surface is used as the raw material for this craft. The dhurries Orissa are famous for their multipurpose nature and distinct designs which have Ikkat patterns on them.