Sonepuri Sari or Bomkai Sari is produced by the “Bhulia” community of Subarnapur district of Orissa, India. In particular, the famous sari designs Bomkai are the traditional designs that was produced in the village named Bomkai of Ganjam district of Orissa. During the time of Ramai Dev the then ruler of Patna it was introduced in Sonepur.Sonepur handloom sarees, Sonepuri paatas and silk sarees are popular items displayed at various fashion shows.
PadmashriKailash Chandra Meher, of Western Odisha was working as an Art Designer in Weaver Service Centre Bhubaneswar, under Development Commissioner Handloom, New Delhi, Ministry of Textiles, Govt. of India doing textile creative design for weavers and weaving organisation to weave the same. He had developed some old Bomkai designs, which has attracted the market and product being named as Bomkai Sari.
Sonepuri Sari and Abhishek-Aishwarya weeding