MASTER ARTISAN OF IKAT WEAVING NATIONAL AND SANT KABIR AWARD WINNER
Profile of Artist:
It was the good fortune of Dayalu Meher to be born to a Bhulia family which has contributed immensely to bring the ikat weaving of Odisha to the global map. He is the eldest son of the legendry ikat weaver Late Shilpiguru Padmashree Kunjabihari Meher. He fondly recalls the golden era of Barpali ikat which he witnessed in his own life time. It was not only his father but the paternal grandfather Braja Mohan Meher of Budapali too was a reputed weaver of his time.
Dayalu Meher compiled many of these designs and developed a silk saree titled “Kalasiromani Devangana”. For this design he bagged the National Award in the year 1993.He has designed more than 100 designs and created new colors.
Dayalu Meher regrets while looking at the current scenario of the handloom industry. The new genres of weavers are opting the easy way out to make quick money from this trade, instead of developing the new designs.
|Name:||SHRI DAYALU MEHER|
|Address:||Kalasiromani Handloom, Near Jagruti Talkies, At P.O. Barpali, District Bargarh,Odisha,India|
|Phone No:||06646-256436, 9861423750|
|Whats app No:||9861423750|