A bold and inventive saree that distinctly radiates a tribal vibe. The Santals are one of the largest and most spirited tribes in India who reside in the western states of Bihar, Bengal and Orissa.
The Santal sari with bold checks and woven motifs of flowers and birds is made of thick, coarse cotton. Phuta is the word by the tribes to describe the extra weft technique of the motifs. The saree, which is 40.5″ in width is shorter than traditional saree lengths as it is meant to be worn hitched above the ankles.