The Magnificent Bhagalpuri Sarees are made from Tussar Silk fabric (also known as Tusser, Khadi and Row) which is known as queen of all fabrics. It is notable for its high texture especially in a Bhagalpuri saree and striking resilience. The dying technique of a Bhagalpuri Silk Saree which is about 200 years old is what sets them apart from the regular Art Silk Sarees available in India.
Bhagalpur region of Bihar, India is famous for its exquisite Bhagalpuri Silk Sarees. The weaving history of Bhagalpur traces back to over 100 years. The silk used here is known as Ahimsa or non-violent silk due to the process of silk weaving used here where the silk worms are not harmed. Also known as Tussar Silk Sarees, Bhagalpuri Sarees are light in weight, comfortable to wear and also popular internationally due to their high quality and resilience.
Bhagalpur is a small town in Bihar, which is known for the sarees made by the weavers there. These sarees are known as Bhagalpuri silk sarees and also as tussar silk sarees. Bhagalpur is known as the silk city and the silk produced here is known as the ‘queen of all fabrics’. The silk threads for weaving the yarn are made from Tussar cocoons. It is very eco friendly and it is said that silkworms are not harmed when you make the silk thread. The weavers keep the cocoons intact till all the silkworms leave the cocoons.
The Bhagalpuri silk fabric traces its existence and emergence way back to the Vedic age, which is centuries ago. However, it got maximum recognition and patronage during the reign of the Mauryas. Slowly its fame faded with passing years and it was hardly known to people for a long time.
The Bhagalpur handloom weaver’s history traces back to over 100 years. It was a family tradition among the lower income group of people to take up the weaving job. Now, with the help of Government and non-government firms, this art of weaving is getting a lift and becoming popular in India as well as other parts of the world. Countries like Paris and London are showing great interest in Bhagalpuri silk fabrics. Due to its high quality of silk and high resilience, international ramps and fashion shows are also displaying this fabric, thus making it popular globally.
At present, the silk weaving industry in Bhagalpur has around 60,000 to 70,000 handloom weavers working on approx 25000 handlooms. Malda and West Bengal are the places where most of this Bhagalpuri silk is produced. It is also popular in Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh.
Bhagalpuri cotton sarees are also being produced these days. The superior quality of the Bhagalpuri fabric and the intrinsic artwork makes Bhagalpuri saree suitable for any occasion. Exotic and symbolic motifs and designs are weaved on thee sarees, making them beautiful and expensive looking. The embroidery made on these sarees are eco-friendly in nature and this makes these bhagalpuri handloom sarees stand apart from the other sarees. They are available in vibrant colors also. They are light-weight, comfortable, smooth and durable, and perfect for wearing in winter, summer as well as other seasons of the year.
Giccha, Eri, Katia, Mulberry and different tussar silk varities are used in making Bhagalputri sarees. Bhagalpuri art silk sarees are also getting popular.
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