Kruti By Maahuaa proudly supports weaves by extremely poor weavers belonging to Panka caste of Kotpad in Koraput district of Odisha led by National Awardee Shri Bidyadhar Mahanta.
The unique feature of these handloom weaves is the organic dye used which is extracted from “Aul” tree root.
Traditionally these weaves were for nearby tribal communities. Usually, the yarn is cotton and tusser and the products are sarees, shawls, dupattas, stoles, kurtis, designer blouses, shoes and jutis. Primarily maroon and black colors are used and it takes 4-6 weeks to produce these products from dyeing to weaving.