Baluchari is an exquisite silk saree of West Bengal origin, produced by highly skilled designers & weavers having generations of experience in draw-boy-loom. Baluchari saree made of designs in silk & woven in contrasting colours with details figures,motifs, flowers or scenes from mythology. Baluchari is unique phenomenon both in concept and technique. It consists of a combination of Islamic & Hindu Spirit and others in its visual imagery & the most elaborate detailing at extra weft techniques on body, borders and end piece. the famous Baluchari sarees of Bishnupur has a rich tradition. Its specialty lies in the design of the pallu or aanchal, border and buti on the ground and the purity of the raw material that is silk.
It is woven on handloom and two types of silk threads are used from two different regions of the country. The thread is prepared according to the number of Baluchari sarees to be woven in that design while the number of shuttles to be used depends on the number of times the motifs will be used all over the saree.