MASTER WEAVER OF KOTPAD HANDLOOM PADMASHREE NATIONAL AWARD WINNER
Profile of Artist:
Shri Gobardhan Panika is an eminent weaver of kotpad handloom a traditional tribal craft. He was only 12-year-old when he left school and took up the family business of weaving to help his father and shoulder family responsibilities. Soon with his hard work and dedication, he became a master craftsman.
His skilled technique and creativity draws inspiration from nature and the local flora and fauna. His hand-woven textiles have tribal motifs along with flowers, animals, fish, and pyramids. He sets the loom for each piece of handloom making all his textiles turn out to be unique. Panika weaves saree, shawl, towel and other products which are 100% cotton with natural thread fibers and all dyed with natural colours extracted from trees and plants.
The several awards won by him encourage Panika to continue promoting this craft and weaving skills across the globe.
|Name:||SRI GOBARDHAN PANIKA|
|Address:||Mirgan Street, PO: KOTPAD, Dist-Koraput Pin – 764058 ODISHA India|
|Phone No:||9938294630, 9938575524|
|Whats app No:||9938294630|