Resplendant in a white saree with red border- red- the color of the vermillon bindi on her forehead or the vermillon mark on the parting of her hair, kohled eyes- all create one visual image -that of the traditional Bengali bahu.
In fact red and white saree, or red and white “shakha-pola” bangles are synonymous with Bengal ( or the Bengali wife) all over the world.
Here is one such saree in handloom.

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