Kotpad Weaving-The Story of a Race Against time (29’), Biswanath Rath, India
Having originated from time, hitherto unknown, to holding a distinct place in the urban wardrobe today, Kotpad Handloom tells the rich and fascinating story of a unique, timeless textile tradition practiced for centuries in the tribal region of Koraput (Odisha). An out-of-the-world natural dyeing process followed by weaving of an awe-inspiring fabric adorned with nature-inspired tribal motifs is what brings global identity and recognition to Kotpad handloom. But are the factors making the weave unique also the very reasons of its languishing days? Will such a tradition always keep standing the test of time? The documentary tries to find answers.