Nilambari Saree originates from
Shantipur in Nadia District of West Bengal. The word ‘nilambari’ literally means blue sky referring to the saree's deep navy-blue color.
The ‘pallu’ (the falling edge of the saree) is decorated with stripes of varying thickness. These stripes, called ‘sajanshoi,’ have colors that are complementary to those used on the borders. Some sarees even include silver colored starry patterns embroidered on the border, giving it an appearance of a night sky.