A toran is usually a gateway in ethnic Indian architecture, usually in wood and ornately carved. In our modern world, we create torans to decorate our doorways and arches, often the first welcome to our guests.
The handcrafted torans here use weaves, silk in combination to Golden Grass. Traditionally used for weaving baskets, these gorgeous Ekibeki Torans are handwoven by our women artisans across 35 villages in Kendrapara District, Odisha-India.
The locally known Kaincha is a wild grass found in many riverside villages of Jagatsinghpur and Kendrapara districts of Odisha, also known as Golden Grass.
The artisans are trained under the Skill and Entrepreneurship Development of Women in Golden Grass Craft Project.
Every Ekibeki piece you buy goes to support the artisans and their livelihood. It also helps to keep one family retain the ancient lore, in danger of getting lost in the mass-produced machine made times we live in.