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1. Mirigan Organic Cotton Saree
2. Mirigan Organic Tassar Saree
3. Mirigan Shawl

The "Mirgan" community of Kotpad area in Koraput district of Odisha (India) is known for their exquisite organic dyed textile. They usually weave this textile for "Bhotada", "Dharua” and other neighboring tribal communities highlighting their respective motifs. The most important and attractive textile products produced by this community are - Saree and Shaw! etc. The textiles woven by the Mirgan community are very comfortable to wear during summer and winter. The materials used for the textile products are cotton yarn / Tosser, "Aul" tree root etc. The most important aspect of these textile products is the organic dye used in it. The textile products are also in great demand both inside the country and abroad.

They procure these raw materials form the local market. It takes about 15 to 3Q days for processing the colour and dyeing the threads into different colours. The main colour extracted is maroon and black.

It is told by their forefathers that the use of the JlMirgan" cloth prevents one form skin diseases; keeps one warm during cold and one can feel cool in summer and look smart. The local people such asT "Dharua", "Bhotada" and "Bisoi" communities of Odisha and bordering Chhatisgarh area use the traditional Mirgan cloth during "Dasahara", "Nuakhai" and other festive occasions

4. Mirigan Tassar Odhani
5. Mirigan Shawl Dori Bandha
6. Mirigan Shawl(Atlc)
7. Mirigan Odhani
8. Dangaria kondh Shawl

Dongria Kondh Embroidered Shawl
Kapadaganda (locally) is an ethnic embroidered shawl used by Dongria Kondh Youths.

Kapadaganda in their own kuvi language means "Chiefs Cloth". Dongria Kondhs are particularly vulnerable tribal group of Odisha state (India). They live in Niyamgiri hills of Rayagada district and Kalahandi district, Dongria Kondhs have, so far, preserved their rich heritage of cultural and ethnic identity.

Embroidery is mostly done by unmarried girls but any woman can do it. The girls embroider this shawl for their own use and for their brothers. This shawl is sometimes given as a token of love to her most intimate lover.In embroidery work, yarn of three colours are used. They are green, yellow and red. Each colour carries some implications manifested with socio-cultural values.

Green colour symbolizes hills and mountains, green crop fields, trees, plant species, etc., it is also the reflection of germination of seeds, its growth and spread of branches, prosperity and development of community.

Yellow colour stands for peace, smile, togetherness, health and happiness, family, lineage, village, Mutha (an administrative cum territorial boundary) and community as a whole. It is also regarded as sign of auspiciousness.

Red colour is the symbol of blood, energy, power, revenge, aggression, tit for tat, etc. It also signifies appeasing of deities, gods, goddesses, spirits and ancestors by offering blood sacrifice of buffaloes, pigs, goats, fowls and pigeons etc.

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