About Soubhagya Ranjan Sahoo
Ikat or Bandha are the yarn tie-resist textiles of Orissa. The yarns are tied with great precision and subjected to elaborate dying processes, using cold water dyes. The skillful patterns that emerge combine Ikat and relief texture due to supplementary warp and weft weaves.
Soubhagya is a highly skilled weaver of the Sahoo community of Sambalpur whose whole family is engaged in this craft, producing high quality cotton of 80 to 120 count .
They make Saris, yardage, stoles and duppatas. The motifs of lotus, tree of life, elephant, fish, deer, lion and Ganthia Dali are derived from nature, while the Tara Boli motifs are inspired by Tribal Art.