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उडने दो आँचल को। Pallu over Pleats today 😊
An almost two decades old cotton Baluchuri which I recently received as a gracious gift from Anu athai 😊 How could I not have you see this exquisite weave on the palla!! I always assumed this to be a machine woven saree as I found the weave to be too uniform and intricate but thanks to @ferzyn_stikiejar who carefully examined the reverse of the weave, I now know for sure that athai chose the most gorgeous handwoven Baluchuri many years ago and I'm fortunate to have inherited this beauty.
Categorized as a 'simple' (REALLY!!) Baluchuri courtesy the single colour of Resham dhaaga (beige here) used to weave the entire pattern on a cotton navy blue body, this is a unique weave.
A GI protected weave, Baluchuri sarees are known for their intricate designs and handwork on them. No other saree uses as many mythological designs as the Baluchuri sarees. They are dominated by stories and characters from epics like Ramayana and Mahabharata. These characters give a royal look to the Baluchuri sari. Saris depicting the story of Lord Krishna explaining the Bhagavad Gita to Arjun is one of the most popular designs- info from the internet.
And that's why I find this saree unique- the motifs on the borders are not typically mythological but floral. And the motifs on the palla are certainly mythological as you can see but the story is not clear! There is a Prince/King on a horse drawn chariot and there is a Princess/Queen coy and graceful! So, let's create our own stories...What say? 😊
And my stories on this beauty up next....#saree #sareepallu #baluchari #indianweaves #sareeaddict #sareegram #sareelove #sareelover #sareelovers #sareemagic #sarilove #weavesofindia #slomo #slomotion #slomovideo #sarees #sareesofinstagram #handloom #handwoven #exquisite #sareestory #sareeswag #cottonsaree