THE NAME “BALUCHARI” IS DERIVED FROM THE WORD “BALUCHAR”-A PLACE AT JIAGANJ IN MURSHIDABAD DIST. AFTER INDEPENDENCE, BALUCHARI WAS REINTRODUCED AT BISHNUPUR IN BANKURA DIST. BY TWO ART CONNOISSEURS OF BENGAL- SUBHO TAGORE (A DESCENDANT OF THE TAGORE FAMILY) AND KAMALA DEVI CHATTOPADHYAY. THE TWO OTHER VARIANTS OF BALUCHARI ARE : 1) “SWARNACHARI” AND 2) “MINA BALUCHARI”. IT GOT G.I. TAG IN 2009.•
• AREA OF PRODUCTION: BISHNUPUR SUBDIVISION UNDER DIST BANKURA.
HANDWOVEN PURE SILK BALUCHARI SAREE FROM THE WEAVERS OF MURSHIDABAD AND BISHNUPUR REGIONS OF WEST BENGAL. THIS SAREE IS WOVEN IN CREAM SILK YARN AND HIGHLIGHTED WITH PATTERNS IN SHIMMERING SILK YARN AT THE BODY, BORDER, AND PALLU. THIS SAREE COMES WITH BLOUSE ATTACHED. THE RICHNESS OF BALUCHARI SAREE MAKES IT APT FOR FESTIVALS AND WEDDINGS.
THIS PARTICULAR SAREE HAS BEEN UNIQUELY CRAFTED IN ORDER TO REVIVE THE AUTHENTIC 18TH CENTURY WEAVE OF BALUCHARI. EACH MOTIF REFLECTS STORIES OF INDIAN MYTHOLOGY IN INTRICATE THREAD WORK OUTLINING FINE CRAFTSMANSHIP INSPIRED BY THE ANCESTRAL WEAVING TRADITIONS.
TANTUJA BY WEST BENGAL STATE HANDLOOM WEAVERS CO-OPERATIVE SOCIETY FOCUSES ON THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE HANDLOOM SECTOR IN WEST BENGAL. TANTUJA WAS ESTABLISHED IN 1954 BY THE GOVT.OF WEST BENGAL FOR THE MARKETING OF HANDLOOM PRODUCTS MADE BY THE MEMBER PRIMARY WEAVERS CO-OPERATIVE SOCIETIES.
• Length x Width: 6.2 x 1.14 meters (44 inches)
• Material: Silk
• Warp x Weft : 20/22 x 20/22 mulberry silk
• Blouse piece: Available
• Colour hues may slightly vary from that which appears in the image
• Minor irregularities is the uniqueness of handlooms and makes each piece exquisite
•Dry clean only
• Store in clean and dry place, away from insects, dust, excessive light and moisture
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