Monday, May 1, 2017

Murshidabad Silk Saree

This shiny fabric is particularly manufactured in Murshidabad, West Bengal. Everything related to sericulture to weaving and printing takes place, making the district the ‘Silk-Mecca’ of East India. Murshidabad has always had a high reputation for its quality silk. Murshidabad also has a Center of Sericulture Research and Training Institute.

These silk sarees from Murshidabad are very fine, light-weight and easy to drape. They are adorned with a variety of printed designs, both modern and traditional, and are good for formal as well as casual wear. Batik-printed designs are also popular on these silk sarees.

More often women of West Bengal purchase ‘silk-than’ (single colour raw silk) for personal use from the manufacturers. The silk-than consist two pieces of saree. Then they printed this than from reputed saree printers of Kolkata. This is very popular and also cost effective.


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