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Baluchari Silk Sarees

Murshidabad in West Bengal is the home of the famous Baluchari silk sarees. Inspired from Jamdanis of Dhaka, these figured silk sarees have large floral designs combined with those of flowering shrubs and the Kalka design (cone design) on these sarees is often surrounded with floral borders. The most popular colors used are red, blue, yellow, green and scarlet. Conventionally the Muslim community produces these sarees with figured patterns portraying court scenes, horse with a rider or women smoking hookah.

Updated on 7th June, 2005


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