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4 Reasons Why Bhagalpuri Silk Sarees are Extremely Popular

Last updated on: July 31, 2015 14:34 IST

Bhagalpur is a small town situated on the banks of the river Ganga. The speciality of this town is the special silk fabric known as tusser silk or Bhagalpuri silk. The silk produced in this town is exported globally. Bhagalpur is also known as the silk city.

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Bhagalpuri silk sarees are loved by women of all age groups in India and other parts of the world. You may be wondering why Bhagalpuri silk is always under the spotlight.

Here are the 4 reasons why –

#1 The core strength of Bhagalpur

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Approximately 200 years ago, Bhagalpur was filled with a lot of skilled craftsmen who specialised in weaving a special kind of silk which was later introduced as Bhagalpuri silk.

#2 The real deal breaker for Bhagalpuri silk that makes it different from others

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The dying technique of a Bhagalpuri silk saree is what sets them apart from the regular art silk sarees available in India. The popularity of Bhagalpuri is not just confined within our country. As per a popular online shopping portal, Bhagalpuri Silk is talked about in some countries of Europe, Japan, US, UK and France.

#3 The success story of Bhagalpur and its silk

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Bhagalpur boasts of over 35000 weavers with 25000 looms and has a total business of 100 crores per annum. Around 1 lac people are involved in the process of separating silk from the cocoons.

#4 Fashion designers eyeing on Bhagalpuri silk

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Renowned fashion designers from India are also incorporating the usage of Bhagalpuri silk in their latest collection.

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