History of a weave – Baluchari Sarees

By |2020-04-09T19:33:19+00:00November 13th, 2018|

The Baluchari Saree originated in West Bengal, and is mainly worn by the women of India and Bangladesh. It is a hand woven saree using richly dyed silk, with intricate motifs depicting Indian mythology woven onto its large ‘pallu’. Baluchari takes a week to be woven, and the craftsmen are largely centered in Murshidabad.

SILK SAREES OF INDIA

By |2020-04-09T19:33:21+00:00May 27th, 2018|

Sarees usually carry the name of the place of their origin, and the places where silk sarees are woven are indeed a great many in India! At other times the sarees are given names usually descriptive of their weave or appearance. Each state has its own time-tested traditions of sarees, carrying names in the vernacular, sometimes varying from village to village. This glossary is limited to a mere introduction to the more popular handwoven silk sarees.