The weaving of Baluchari sareees stopped in Bengal with the passing away of Dubraj Das in 1903. He was a master Nakshaband.
The traditional Baluchari saree used low twist malda silk for the warp and untwisted silk for the weft and the meenakari motifs were woven using untwisted silk
The Benarasi Baluchar
When the Baluchari was being revived in the 1950s, the jala could be made only at Benares, where there were still nakshabands practising the trade. Kalloo Hafiz also known as Ali Hasan came up with a reproduction of the original Baluchari. Kalloo Hafiz also won the First National Award for Textiles in 1953 for reviving the Baluchar
The Fourth Generation of Kalloo Hafiz's family weaves the Baluchari now using malda silk yarns on an intricate Jala loom.
The family has a Padam Shri and several National and State awards.
Craft - Banarasi Baluchar is divided into three parts the elaborate pallu with elaborate nakkashi, the border carries forward the theme of the pallu and the body has motifs. The pallu usually has the kalka motif in the centre. Kalka or the Large Paisley is styled in many different ways in a Baluchar and is always the Highlight of the saree
The Sarees are dyed by the same family in vegetable colors keeping the tradition pure
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Return and Exchange
Product(s) can be exchanged within 7 days from the date of purchase subject to-
Customer returning the product unused, unwashed, unaltered and in its original condition with all tags intact.
All exchange/ return requests should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org
The original invoice must be produced at the time of request for exchange.
The Company reserves the right to decide if the product is in the condition for exchange and such decision of Company shall be final and binding.
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For details on our return and Exchange policy please refer to the Cancellation & Refund Policy on our website.
Wash & Care
Every WeaverStory product is styled and crafted with love, affection & passion, and we suggest that you take extra care of these one of a kind pieces. We recommend:
Avoid bringing in contact with liquids espicially perfumes.
Change fold regularly, and store in pure cotton fabrics.
Iron on Reverse side
Do Not Bleach And Expose This Product To Excessive Heat And Sunlight For Long
Accessories – accessories shown like tassles may or may not be a part of the actual product. Blouses/Jewelry worn by the model are only for photo shoots and styling reference.
Color Variance – This product has been shot in studio lights and there may be a slight difference with actual colors.
This product is handwoven and there might be slight irregularities in the weave. But that’s what adds to the charm of handwoven textile and makes it like none other.
Packaged & Marketed By
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Travelling Trunk Pvt Ltd
C 245, Golf View Apartments, Saket,
New Delhi – 110017, India