Maroon Doll Bomkai Saree
Bomkai Facts from GI (Geographical Indications) Document- Bomkai saree originated from a small village called Bomkai in Ganjam district, South Odisha (woven mainly on coarse cotton).
The designs now known as Bomkai developed in late 80’s around Sonepur (Western Odisha) on finer cotton & silk with numerous buta/buti design- which is nowadays the main focus point of Odisha handloom sarees.
It is woven by keeping warp stretched and extended while weft threads are interwoven within it. “Dobby”, “Jaala”, “Jacquard” techniques are used for this.
Prominent designs are Dancing doll, chariot, tree, horse, duck, tortoise, fish, buta/buti, boita (boat), creepers etc.
Motifs used are Kanthiphula, atasi flower, bitter gourd flower, fly, birds, peacock, fish lotus, damru etc in geometrical forms.
Border motifs are rows of kumbha (temple spires). This saree has special triranga border (triranga means three colors). Body has doll butis and it is a very simple, yet elegant saree! Anchal has three colors of dolls made on it.
Model is wearing our special blouse which can be purchased here: Konark Mustard Long Sleeves (Blouse)
Hand Crafted Dhokra and Paper Mache Jewellery worn by model can be purchased here: Maroon Tribal Face (Paper Mache Earrings)
Maroon Sorisiya Dhokra Necklace