Bomkai Sari

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Bomkai saree or Sonepuri Saree

Bomkai Sari (also Sonepuri Sari) is a handloom saree from Odisha, India. It is an origin of Bomkai, Ganjam district in the state[1] and is primarily produced by the “Bhulia” community of Subarnapur district.[2] Bomkai is one of the identified Geographical Indications of India.[3] Sonepur handloom sarees, Sonepuri paatas and silk sarees are popular items displayed at various fashion shows.[4]

History[edit]

Bomkai saree

Bomkai sari was first originated in the village of Bomkai in Ganjam district of Odisha.[1] During the time of Ramai Dev the then ruler of Patna it was introduced in Sonepur.[2]

Trivia[edit]

Aishwarya Rai wore a kind of bomkai called "Radhakunja" during her wedding with Abhishek Bachchan.[5] Three saris were designed by Chaturbhuj Meher at Sonepur.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Aditi Ranjan; M. P. Ranjan (2009). Handmade in India: A Geographic Encyclopedia of Indian Handicrafts. Abbeville Press. ISBN 978-0-7892-1047-0. 
  2. ^ a b "Sarees of Orissa". Retrieved 27 January 2016. 
  3. ^ "STATE WISE REGISTRATION DETAILS OF G.I APPLICATIONS" (PDF). Ipindia.nic.in. Retrieved 28 January 2016. 
  4. ^ Hunt for handloom brand ambassador
  5. ^ Ash-Abhi Wedding
  6. ^ "Orissa sari to drape Bachchan bahu - Mom-in-law Jaya zeroed in on trousseau in February". www.telegraphindia.com. The Telegraph. Retrieved 28 January 2016. 

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