Day 36

#100sareepact

Bengal is renowed for its numerous weaves & Baluchori is one among it. A weave which most of us from Orissa or Bengal have in our wardrobe.

Baluchar Sari or Baluchuri Sari(Bengali:বালুচরী শাড়ি) is a type ofsari, a garment worn by women across India and Bangladesh. This particular type of sari originated in Bengal and is known for depictions of mythological scenes on thepallu of the sari. It was mainly produced in Murshidabad but presently Bishnupur and its surrounding places of West Bengal is the only place where authentic Baluchuri sarees are produced.Producing one sari takes approximately one week or more.Af[1] [2] The Baluchari Sari has been granted the status of Geographical indication in India.(courtesy: Google).

This saree of mine has a unique story of childhood & the various activities that children are involved into. Balucharis are always woven on Bishnupuri silk a thick high quality silk.

During bengali weddings several gifts are decorated & sent to the bride called taatoh. This one was sent to me too from my husbands side. Later post marriage I got to know it was bought by Sandeep from Tantuj Delhi especially as he found pink was my favourite colour. Wore it yesterday with Gold accessories for the Kai Thari National Handloom Day event celebration as Bengal textiles is the ongoing topic. A saree I will cherish for a lifetime.

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