Handloom Maroon Black Boita Bomkai Silk Saree


Presenting Odisha’s glorious maritime and naval festival this beautiful bomkai weave. The origins of this festival descends from an ancient maritime tradition of merchant trade and voyages across the ocean to different regions of Asia, which was well developed in this region known in ancient times as Kalinga. Local traditions ascribe the origins of the ritual tradition to around 3rd century BC as Kalinga was a well known powerful maritime power and with strong trading links across the oceans especially during the reign of Maurya empire whose rulers coveted the region for its influence.

Woven on a handloom, this traditional hand-woven Bomkai silk saree, which is also known as Sonepuri silk saree is an extraordinary saree. Bomkai in its simplest form is an extra weft technique.

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