Shantipuri

Shantipuri Saree, registered as Santipore Saree with the Geographical Indications (GI) registry, is named after the place Shantipur in Nadia district in West Bengal. Shantipur is especially known for its superfine dhoti and saree with jacquard design. Fine cotton yarn ranging from 60s to 100s is used both in warp and weft. Shantipur has been famous for its elegant designs inspired from nature. The eye-catching variety includes Ganga-Jamuna, Benkipar, Bhomra, Rajmahal, Anspar, Do-Rookha, Visva-Bharati, Brindamani Mour-Par, Nilambari. Technique used in Shantipuri cotton saree finds its place in the traditional fabrics of West Bengal. The pallu of the saree has buti. Sometimes, tie and dye designs are also used for the anchal.