Made with indigenous tussar silk, Bhagalpur sarees are known for their rich texture and comfortable feel

Bhagalpur

The Bhagalpur is a versatile silk; it can be dressed up or dressed down with equal ease.

With good tidings and positivity inherent in the city’s name (‘bhag’ means luck), it’s no wonder that the resilient Bhagalpur silk sarees have gained global appreciation. Efforts by the government as well as NGOs have led to a boost in the popularity of Bhagalpur sarees within the country ;international ramp walks have showcased their beauty across the world.

Here’s a fact to be proud of: The silk city of India uses indigenous silk – tussar– as the base for most of its creations. Its rich texture and deep gold colour lend a singular sheen and vibrancy to each saree. In fact, the typical design language of Bhagalpuri sarees comprises a wide range of colours and contrasts. The pallus and borders are gracefully striped or textured with smatterings of vanya.

Today, their range of designs has grown to embrace ethnic block prints along with traditional bootis and embroidered patchwork. And the artistes continue to create newer, more elegant varieties in six yards… ones that promise to be in fashion forever.