Thursday, November 6, 2014

Lovely Baluchari Sarees of Bengal in India

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Baluchari Sarees are the pride & trademark of Bengal in East India. One can recognize a Baluchari Sari from other Sarees by their unique pictorial designs depicting Indian mythological scenes on its border. Baluchari Sarees have a royal touch of their own,   making them extremely unique in nature. These Sarees have derived their name from a small village in Murshidabad known as Baluchara.


The main attraction of this Saree lies in its borders wherein one can see repeated patterns of sun, moon, stars, and Indian mythological scenes from the epics Ramayana, Mahabharata etc. Plus, motifs of natural objects too are very common in these Sarees.

Baluchari Sarees are inspired from the Jamdani Sarees of Dhaka in Bangladesh. Although, one can find these Sarees in other parts of India as well, but Bengal in East India remains its largest maker. Murshidabad in West Bengal serves as the epicenter of these beautiful Sarees.

One can trace back the history of these Sarees to the times of Mughals given the court scenes and royal designs depicted on the border of the Sarees. It was worn only by the elite class at that time.

But in the 18th century, East Indian Sarees received royal patronage, making East India the full time makers of Baluchari Sarees. It came into fashion some 200 years ago and has since then been a favorite of Indian women all over India.


One can find Baluchari Sarees in colors of deep red, chocolate, yellow, purple, white, blue etc. which makes them suitable for women of all ages.

The specialty of these Sarees lies in the quality of their fabric, weaving patterns and traditional designs. Some centres of Baluchari Sarees in West Bengal are Bankura, Burdwan and Murshidabad.

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Tuesday, November 4, 2014

* Dazzling Dhakai Jamdani Sarees from Bengal in India

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The Inspiring weaves of the Bengal handloom cottons Sarees are known worldwide. Fine texture weaves, transparent, airy and very comfortable, the Bengal handloom cotton Saree is ideal for hot climate and sultry weather. Comfortable, colourful and classy, the pure cotton Sarees of Bengal, are known for their attractive borders, hand woven Bootis with fancy motifs, exquisite embroidery and exotic hand-painting of the local tribal art.

The Bengal Jamdhani handloom cotton Sarees are known for their soft and comfortable feel with eye-catching geometrical and floral patterns, having motifs hand-woven in golden Zari thread. This hand-woven technique of Jamdhani, a prominent feature on Bengal handloom Sarees, has universal application today, by inclusion even in other traditional handloom weaves across India, such as Banarasi Sarees, Venkatagiri cotton Sarees, Uppada cotton Sarees, Kanchi cotton Sarees, Darmavaram cotton Sarees etc. 

Based on the variations in the Jamdani weave, Sarees can be termed as Daccai Jamdani, known for its colourful motifs, the Shantipur Jamdhani for its soft texture, the Fulia Tangail Jamdani for its traditional borders and the Dhaniakhali Jamdhani for its colourful hues. 

Have a look here at the beautiful Dhakai Jamdani Sarees :


Dhakai Jamdani Sarees from Bengal in India

Dhakai Jamdani Sarees from Bengal in India

Dhakai Jamdani Sarees from Bengal in India

Dhakai Jamdani Sarees from Bengal in India

Dhakai Jamdani Sarees from Bengal in India

Dhakai Jamdani Sarees from Bengal in India

Dhakai Jamdani Sarees from Bengal in India

Dhakai Jamdani Sarees from Bengal in India

Dhakai Jamdani Sarees from Bengal in India

Dhakai Jamdani Sarees from Bengal in India

Dhakai Jamdani Sarees from Bengal in India

Dhakai Jamdani Sarees from Bengal in India

Dhakai Jamdani Sarees from Bengal in India

Dhakai Jamdani Sarees from Bengal in India

Dhakai Jamdani Sarees from Bengal in India