Baluchari Sari or Baluchari Sari(Bengali:বালুচরী শাড়ি) is a type of sari, a garment worn by women across India and Bangladesh. This particular type of sari originated in Bengal and is known for depictions of mythological scenes on the pallu of the sari. It was mainly produced in Murshidabad but presently Bishnupur and its surrounding places of West Bengal is the only place where authentic Baluchari sarees are produced. It takes approximately one week to produce one such sari. The Baluchari Sari has been granted the status of Geographical indication in India.
1. Gorgeous and Traditional Textile
2. Mythological Designs
3. Unique Method of Making
Bishnupur is famous for Baluchari sarees and Terracotta artifacts. The world famous Baluchari-design was inspired by the terracotta tiles of the temples. Take a tour to nearby Panchmura village which is the home to famous terracotta industry. Get a live demonstration on terracotta crafts and take beautiful souvenirs or jewellery to gift your near and dear ones. Enhance the aristocracy of your drawing room with the long necked terracotta horse or ‘Bankura Horse’ which is the logo of All India Handicrafts as well. The famous indoor game played by Malla kings was ‘Dashabatar Tash’ and it is internationally famous as a collector’s item.The Lantern and handloom industries are also very much popular here. Be a part of ‘Bishnupur Mela’ to create memories for a lifetime.