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Traditional Bomkai Cotton Sarees OnlineBy Expert Author: Prachi.L
Bomkai is a tribal village, situated in the Ganjam district of Orissa, famed for its bomkai saree in silk and cotton. This sarees are woven on pit loom, combines ikat and supplementary thread work, and this are worn only during the rites and religious functions.
The exclusive bomkai saris employ the ikat style of tie-dye, where the threads are dyed with contrasting colours before they are woven with special extra weft technique. This traditional art uses vegetable dyes to a large extent with a leaning toward artificial colours in present day creations. Black, yellow, orange, maroon, are the preferred hues.
Bright coloured panels with extra motifs on a highly contrasting background make this tribal art fabric uniquely stand out. Motif patterns commonly adorning the fabric are bitter gourd, the atasi flower, the kanti-phul or small flower, peacocks and birds, Konark temple, conches.
The bomkai saree weaving involves thread movement of the warp (lengthwise lay of the threads) and weft (breadth wise feed of thread), finely controlled through an arrangement mechanism on the loom. The resulting pattern of interstices provides strength to the fabric.
The bomkai sarees are woven in different geometrical patterns and designs. The sarees are also found to be very soft and durability. The resistance to heat is very good. It absorbs body heat. The initial or large motif known as Buttah, such a bird sitting on a tree, is woven on the body. The smaller motifs decorate the borders and pallu, and have pomegranate seeds, Saara seeds and temple spires as popular subjects.
The muha-johra is a special method of cutting warp ends of a colour and re-tying them to different coloured warp ends to create a dense layer of colours at the end piece (pallu) of the saree. Bomkai sarees well known as Sonepuri saris, are available in cotton and silk fabrics.
Bomkai cotton sari have been influenced by pure Tribal art silk, and are embroidered with temple spire patterns on the border. Some of these sarees have contrast pallu and extra motifs on the background as animal prints, geometric designs, birds, elephants and flowers.
The ikkat designed Sambalpuri sari resembles bomkai silk sarees. This designs in four colors, such as green, red, white and blue, can be identified by animals, birds, conch shells and knoark temple patterns. Richly coloured with elegant prints and embroidered borders and pallu, bomkai silk sarees are apt for traditional functions, weddings, as bridal attire, for festivals and other special occasions.
The green color pure handloom satin saree designed the stylish Bomkai cotton sarees woven in checks with multi color thread woven border and designer pallu, apt for corporate conference and social events. These are suitable for parties, social religious functions and corporate conference, to give a beautiful look to the wearer.
Hence Bomkai cotton sarees are very much famous in the Unnatisilks shop. Modern generations like to wear this kind of bomkai cotton sarees. The fashionable trend carries such that it can flatter various body shapes and at the same time cotton saree is comfortable enough not to emphasize areas, but one prefers to keep covered.
Unnati Silks, has trendy designs, attractive patterns, in pleasing colours and combinations in its wide collection of Bomkai cotton Sarees and salwar kameez, at very reasonable prices.
Unnati is one of the largest Indian ethnic online websites with over 300 varieties of traditional sarees and salwar kameez. Dispatch is within 24 hours of order. Free delivery & COD is provided for retail. Worldwide express shipping caters to almost all countries across the world.
UNNATI SILK PRINTS PVT. LTD, #3-4-360, Vajra Complex, General Bazar (Tobacco Bazar), M.G.Road, Hyderabad-500003.AP,India. 040-64555251 or 97000 57744.
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